I went out to a cool, soon-to-be-raining cool morning with a gray sky. The heat wave had broken. Not the humidity — and the smoke wasn’t evident today. I went out to take some in person pictures of our flowers. The birds got tired of waiting for me to leave and came back to eat and moved onto their favorite eating positions. It was funny. They could be tamed and I’m tempted, but I won’t. I don’t think taming them will do them any good in the lives they lead.
Petunias are the most reliable summer box flower. I grew them in Israel under burning near-tropical sun and I’m growing them here in New England. As long as they get sunshine and enough water, these are happy, healthy, sturdy flowers.