It’s hot–not hot like the Pacific NW historic heatwave, but hot enough to stay indoors and continue to be a shredding machine. I can almost see the bottom of the pile now. It’s been like traveling back in time to literally the last millennium, before electronic files or ID theft were a thing. What was I thinking?! I’ve learned my lesson on hoarding paper trails. Never again.
New flowers are starting to bloom, like the gladioli I planted along the side fence, a nasturtium, and stoke’s aster just opening. Others, like zinnias, coneflowers, black-eyed susans, St. John’s Wort, bee balm, and phlox, continue to get better, attracting many more bees and pollinators. The “prairie” (not shown here) is filling up with wildflowers and fascinating beneficial insect life.