Even though summer days are getting shorter as August heads toward September, lots of things are going on in our backyard. This little guy is a regular visitor to our bird feeder. He is so cute and so busy.
We've had some interesting flowers blooming also. This is one of my favorites.
White Balloon Flower And this one which is out front.
Blue Balloon Flower
Even the black-eyed Susans finally have bloomed; I guess they've forgiven us for mowing them last year!
As always, the hydrangeas are beautiful. Each year I bring some inside to dry them so we can enjoy them all year long. These blooms have the faintest tinge of pink, testifying to the fact that they were once pink when originally planted. Our soil is so acid that they only stayed pink for one season.
And here's the latest shot of the midnight marauders. Lately, especially during the heat last week, we've had to put out water for the raccoons because otherwise they try to climb the water fountain and scatter the rocks everywhere. They are so cute but also noisy and sometimes very mean.
We also have lots of marigolds, petunias, fushias and the like, but I especially like this one because it was my MIL's favorite. Each year when it blossoms it reminds me of her. Here it is as it unfolded. Isn't it fun the way certain plants bring back fond memories?
I hope you enjoyed touring out back!