An abrupt early afternoon thunderstorm blew through here and then it was back to hot and muggy. Not nearly enough rain came down. It’s staying in the air. I did get a chance to walk out back today and check on things. Mostly good, some things of concern. Some pictures and videos. Hope you enjoy them.
Not sure what kinds of flowers these are but they are blooming all over in the fields.
This is a patch of papyrus reed out back that grows in a wet spot that is now dried up. There are sites online that show how paper can be made out of it. Pretty neat, huh?
Ginkgo #1 of 3, grown from seed. It likes the moist soil.
Ginkgo #2 of 3.
Ginkgo #3 of 3. This one is growing the best of the 3.
Red Pine #1 of 3, grown from seed. It looked pretty straggly this spring but seems to have recovered.
Red Pine #2 of 3.
Red Pine #3 of 3. This one has the most compact shape and no pruning was done.
There’s one sunflower in bloom, way ahead of the rest:
Linda, here is the video of the wind and trees having a conversation. Not sure why the video was blurry but I hope you can hear the wind:
I saved the best video for last. It looks great on my phone, but blurry on youtube! It was a pretty good-sized snake. And fast!