The first thing is this Oriental Lilium ‘Salmon Star’. It is being engulfed by Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ foliage which will have to be moved. I completely forgot about this late planted lily, a gift from offspring Semi for my birthday in late April. The color is luscious and will be better appreciated next year when it most likely will bloom at the same time as the other Orientals here. Despite horrible heat and drought, it still looks pretty good, if small in stature.
The second thing is this sweet visitor to the secondary blooming after deadheading Echinacea purpurea flower, a member of the brush footed clan for their tiny, hairy but useless for walking peds, a Variegated Fritillary.
The third thing is another appearance by our tomato eating friend, a male Eastern Box Turtle. We first became acquainted last month as I was cleaning up the out of control tomato patch. I am glad to see he was not traumatized by that encounter with the gardener, for he held his ground as the camera was pointed in his face this time. To read his story click here-Turtle Reds. A sundried yellow pear tomato is in the lower left corner of the image. There was fresher fare for him nearby.
And because we cannot count, you should see what happened when I was invited to select six plants I could not live without, click here-The Six Degrees Of Favorite Plants-SL Blogathon to find out, we end with this heart warming shot of offspring of offspring Semi, LTB, who stayed at the Fairegarden Arms this past weekend while his parents celebrated their wedding anniversary. Kitty was mighty glad for the extra attention he got from our guest. (LTB is growing so fast.)
*It really should be Three Things Thursday, of course, a fun meme invented by Cindy of From My Corner Of Katy, but since the posts here are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, this will have to do. Do feel free to join in on the correct day!