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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today's Flowers: Perking up


My crepe myrtle tree is still blooming and is perking up my back yard.
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We have finally had a break from the horrid heat so hopefully more and more flowers will be perking up.
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The first two shots are from my yard. The shots below of the canna lily were taken at a park near me.
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Most of the canna lilies at this park were fried during the hot stage of summer but a few blossoms are still looking good.
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There were a few wild rudbeckia on a trail I walked on but the heat and drought have definitely eliminated many of the wildflowers.
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There were also some morning glories making a comeback.
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Hopefully we are past the worse part of summer and with rain as well as cooler temperatures I hope we'll see more wildflowers make a comeback.
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Click for the home of today's flowers.

14 comments:

Leora said...

I love the canna lilies. You have had it hotter than we have, and I can't take New Jersey heat! We get terrible humidity, too.

Hope nature perks back up in the fall. The crepe myrtle looks splendid.

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful flowers

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh they're just gorgeous flowers -- I'm glad they recovered from the terrible heat (and hope you have done the same ;>)

lina@women's perspectives said...

Pretty blooms!

lina@engagement rings said...

Love the colorful canna lilies :)

Nicole said...

I love those gorgeous lilies!
I can't wait to see some flowers again!
(5 more days! :))

NatureFootstep said...

I think I saw the canna in a town in Costa Rica. So rich in color. :)

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easygardener said...

The Crepe Myrtle looks glorious. The Morning Glories also look beautiful - one of my favourite flowers but hard to grow well over here because they hate our changeable weather during summer.

Denise said...

Marvelous photos, all very beautiful and I loved the coloring on those canna lilies too. Thanks Carver.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. I loved the lilies.

Carletta said...

Always lovely flowers that you find to share Carver.
The canna lilies are lovely but the Crepe Myrtle is my favorite.

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Cassy said...

Those canna lilies are simply beautiful...

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