Meanwhile, back here at the lake, the grass is green and the drains and catchbasins near our place are running well. The water behind the cabin in the ditch was almost touching the bottom log, but we were lucky this time. Up the road from us there was an area of flooding from the hillside and across the lakefronts into the lake, but it wasn't really too severe compared to other places in our area. We have had heavy and lasting downpours three days in a row.
I wandered out and took some pictures Monday morning. The Joe Pye Weed is doing very well at the beach edge. My Fuschia plant is happy that it isn't too hot. The Seedum promises to grow higher, heavier and topple over again as usual in the fall, and the little rose plant enjoys the daily bath it seems and even holds water in its petals. The humming birds are very busy and territorial now as they vie for the prime seat at the feeder for a sweet drink.
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I will show you my friendly Tiger Swallowtail drinking at the Milk Thistle another day. I took many pictures of it as I took a drive in the golf car. That is a great way for me to get around now.