Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today's Flowers: Perking up

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


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.

DeniseinVA 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.

Cassy said...

Those canna lilies are simply beautiful...

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