The new TN dry season seems to be intermittent strong t-storms featuring inches of rain, and molten sun with dripping humidity. At this rate our zone will soon become tropical. Not quite my preference for gardening (or climate sustainability, for that matter), but hey, I’ll take it, or more accurately, the plants will. I rarely have to water them.
Now, if I could only grow citrus, bougainvillea, and tropicals year-round, that would be cool. If I live long enough, the entire southern coast will be submerged, and we’ll no longer be landlocked. It could happen.
Lots of pollinators are busy at work out in the sauna, including a black type of swallowtail. I’m still learning the differences between species. So much to learn, so little time.