The neighbor's garden that they inherited from Keith, who moved out earlier this year, greets my eye every time I walk up to my place. And there are flowers simply everywhere. Just a few steps away is this lovely rosebush that has been here at least a decade. This is the best season I've seen of these gorgeous roses, though.
Some of these roses are mostly yellow; others are peach or pink. I love to see them, as they are right above where I park my car. I can gaze at them and enjoy their abundance whenever I want. Oh, and then there's the garden!
My pretty snapdragons, zinnias, borage
I have taken enough pictures of my spectacular snapdragons that I'll be able to enjoy them for a long time now. I notice that my fennel is beginning to turn yellow. Perhaps I should just harvest the bulbs and enjoy them. The two zinnias are the only ones that managed to survive the slugs, and the borage (in the foreground) are volunteers from plantings of previous years.
Corn and sunflowers
And we have corn coming up quickly. It was "knee high by the Fourth of July" or even taller than that in places. Oh, what we've got to look forward to, although it's an amazing thing to be alive right here, right now. Counting my blessings.