And, after all, it is the month for foxgloves, with their speckles peeking timidly out from their demure hoods:
And the lupine, too:
And sweet Nigella, though I prefer its common name of "love-in-a-mist ."
Our local gardens are bursting with life and verdure:
Now to wait another year to enjoy the best yet again! In the meantime, I think I'll go crank the air conditioner down a degree...