I couldn’t resist stopping on my way to work to take photos at Como Park. The trees were spectacular in the morning sunshine:
On the way home, I had to stop to admire the artistic clouds from the storms rolling through the Twin Cities:
We are converting much of our lawn into gardens, both perennials and vegetables. Most of the flowers returned this year, although some, like the bunchberry, didn’t. And some others showed up as a surprise:
Daisies: they may be invasive weeds, but they’re still pretty.
Zinnias: I planted these in hanging baskets and they didn’t come up. Perhaps they were relocated to the front yard by the wind or birds.
I believe these are calendula. Another flower that I planted elsewhere (in two other locations), but rabbits got one spot and the other didn’t come up.
Sometimes, my penchant for letting shoots grow until they’re proven to be weeds pays off.