After much prep, E’s first loaves of homemade sourdough bread were a success. They rose nicely, and smelled and tasted like proper sourdough. “Cleopatra” now resides in the fridge, to be fed once a week and used whenever yeast is called for. It’s like a real bakery around here.
Look at this alien freak black-eyed susan! It’s oblong. The tall sunflower (one of the few not eaten by rabbits) is going to open soon. Other bird/bee/butterfly-friendly flowers continue to draw pollinators. The latest opener is a red zinnia (last photo).