This bush always blooms the week of Independence Day. It reminds of fireworks.
It's hard for me to believe that this day is the end of June. Summer is marching away and there is still so much to be done. More swimming in the lake, more cruising in the boat, more lazy days at the park. Mix in there plans for a patio out the back door, rearranging the perennials which are overgrown and crowded, preparing fresh salads, building shelves on our front porch area. The season is busy and I'm already feeling like there is too much to get done in a few short warm months. But I couldn't ever give up living in Minnesota because I love the seasons.