Bands from the tropical storm in the Gulf started arriving very early in the morning. We all awoke to thunder, lightning, rain, and fog horns from the ships on the Mississippi. I brought my camera on my daily walk around the garden and snapped these pics before the rain started pouring again. It's a good day to stay inside and sew!
The trees are full of cicadas. They swoop down with their loud noise and startle me when I pass too close at night. Their exoskeletons left clinging to all the trees displays the slit on the back from which the molted adult emerges. They crawl from the ground and climb upon the trees before molting. It must be a good cicada year.
Seleste loves to pick up containers of these shells. I don't know how many I have thrown out. Once unbeknowest to me she gave my neighbor Sandy one in a box tied with a red ribbon. Seleste got a great laugh out of that!
Yes, it's July. The Garden needs a good trimming, but I'll wait a until the weather cools a little.
Pride of Barbados blooming it's beautiful heart out....sigh.