Last Sunday was a wonderful mountain living day, as the temperature cooled to the mid-60s overnight, and I opened every window in the house for a good airing early in the morning. It was cool all day, with a nice breeze to flush out the stale air in the house. Lovely and quiet, gentle wind in the trees ruffling the leaves, and the occasional haunting call of a blue jay in the distance, it was a day to relax and enjoy. Flowers continue to bloom in the garden, both on the veranda and on the mountainside. These rhododendrons bloom late due to the reduced sunlight from all the trees. They are a lovely pure white. I can’t get any closer to them because of the poison ivy, so will just admire from here.
Right next to them are the pale pink rhododendrons.
Out front, the hostas have come into bloom around the huge oak.
My hydrangea doesn’t look like it will bloom this year either. Disappointing because those big flowers are so pretty.
Looks like I might get some squash this year.
I am happy to find that two of the tomato plants I started from seed are actually getting good size.
The strawberry plants are setting fruit, but I have a feeling the squirrel will get them before I can.
The torenias are getting huge, and trailing nicely. The hummingbirds stop by regularly, but they are always gone by the time I grab the camera.
The candy pink daylily finally decided to bloom.
The other daylilies are still going beautifully.
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