I was just lamenting the lack of a frilled poppy this year. I suppose it is because I tend to control how many poppies throw their seeds, removing their heads before they ripen. I had already walked past this area this morning and never noticed.
And then the second time there it was. The flower of my day. Of course the bees don't like this flower. They can't find the pollen among all those petals.
With the threat of wind and thunderstorms tonight I decided it was time to go out and take a few photos of delicately petaled flowers.
Pink evening primrose, Oenothera speciosa. What's not to love about this pretty pink flower? It's rampant invasive behavior? Still, now I have it and it isn't going away anytime soon. I might as well enjoy it and I do.
Then the mock orange, Philadelphus "natchez' In the space of 24hours all the blooms opened. That's what 3 days in the 80s will do. Every year I say the same thing. "Hold your horses" and save something for next week, please.