It was a beautiful day for mowing, not a sauna, so I took the opportunity to grab a few more post-mow views of the property and house, some of which are included here.
While doing so, I noticed the pure black hollyhocks are actually a gorgeous deep red when the sun shines through them.
Out in the “prairie”, more flowers are blooming, including purple coneflowers, black-eyed susans, yarrow, and butterfly milkweed.
A new little dutch iris opened today in the front tree bed. And my front cottage garden is looking quite cottagy.