I spent several hours this morning cutting back Echinaceas and pulling weeds out back. Much to my delight, the hybrid Texas Bluebells (Eustoma grandiflorum/Lisianthus) are blooming prolifically. Only one problem: you can't see the blooms too well because the plants are so floppy. I'll have to do something about that later this week: I was interrupted in my gardening efforts today by the latest round of storms. Saturday night it was the lightning that was awesome ... today it was the thunder, rumbling long and low over and over again. Since Annie the Garden Terrierist is unnerved by even the least little bit of thunder, I kept her company during the worst of it ... we decided the best place to do that was on the bed, where we could cuddle up and try to nap. I don't know about Annie but I did manage to doze off for a while.
As for the view through the garden gate, I ran out just as the sun was setting to capture this shot. I'd have taken the time to get a better picture if I weren't afraid of dropping the camera every time I slapped a mosquito!