Here are a few more visitors to our yard . Thanks for all the great feedback – all are very much appreciated.
This honeybee has been busy and is covered in pollen.
Caught this little ladybug about to take flight .
This is an immature box elder bug (nymph). They are mostly seed feeders and dry weather is promoting large populations. A couple of flowers – just because they were colorful and pretty. The pink one is a meadow beauty, which is a wildflower we transplanted.
Black-eyed Susan before opening and in bloom.
Bee balm without any bees (or Cs or Ds) and a fritillary on coreopsis.
This swallowtail was very determined to get into one of an orange tiger lily in the back flower garden. Hope you are all keeping cool. Here’s how we are doing . . .The caps are from the National Weather Service advisory. It’s HOT !
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE MID TO UPPER 90S FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THESE TEMPERATURES...IN TANDEM WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S...WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 108 FOR A FEW HOURS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
Current conditions as of 3:21 PM EDT
Fair - 93° feels Like: 102 °F
Needless to say we are staying indoors as much as possible. Grenville has been doing garden harvesting and watering early in the day. Anyone who needs any tomatoes, cukes or zukes is welcome to come and pick at the F&P. Grenville will give a course on weeding with hands-on class work too!