Redbud.

My favorite flowering tree is the Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis).  Their blooms are fleeting but gorgeous, some of the first of the year.  This bee likes them, too.

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July 4th’s Eve raftup.

Yes, another zinnie shot.

I’m off of work for the rest of the week (YAY!).  We headed to the lake today for a raftup with friends in Arky south.  We’ve got the coolers packed, and the kayak on the trailer, and we’re off!

This is a shot of one of the zinnias out back.  They’re so pretty!

In spite of the drought.

Pretty and pink.

It’s still hot and dry.

I spent time yesterday watering the trees out front.  This evening after work I put some water on my nearly lost flower bed and the lawn out back.

I was surprised to see that one of my potted plants was hanging in there.  Little pink blossoms thriving in spite of the heat and the drought.

Me too.