It's a very "HOT" summers day today here in Ohio and I thought that I would just go in my backyard and take some new pictures of a few of the beautiful flowers for you. We're very fortunate here in Ohio as not to have so many of these "Hot, hot humid days" like today! I'd say that pretty much for maybe a week or so every summer it gets this "HOT" outside and then we'll be back down to the 80's to mid 70's again and 50's to 60's through the night. (Which I can't wait for, I'm not a summer person, I'd much rather see snow! lol)
I'm starting today with my gorgeous Clematis. I love them soooo! The dark purple color is so magical and romantic and and very inviting. To me the color is one of royalty and wealth. It's my favorite color!
With Fall being right around the corner, these beautiful flowers will be gone very soon and then not back again until next year. But I really do enjoy them while they're here! (This is me thinking of something much cooler then today...Fall, the Autumn leaves...ahhh Maybe if yous think central air conditioning which I do not have or just cooler temps it'll be better! lol)
Now, I'm off to the other side of my yard and here I have my Rose of Sharon. I actually have quite a few of these in my yard and they're always so pretty every year! Although some people think of Rose of Sharon as a "tree" (because it gets tall and can be pruned so as to have a single trunk), Rose of Sharon is classified as a "flowering shrub". The fact that it blooms relatively late -- and for a long time -- makes a Rose of Sharon shrub a valuable plant for those looking to distribute their yard's color display throughout the growing season. Now I have to confess, I don't prune mine but they're still gorgeous and bloom regular.
Now, onto some different flowers through my yard...
Even more still!
Oh look, there's a bee, hmm, let me try to get a picture of him...gosh, I hope I don't get stung!
Whoops...there he goes, yep and there he is hiding under that flower head...
Well, I hope that you enjoyed these pictures of some of the flowers I have in my backyard. I also hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Sunday and a fantastic new week! Hugs...Bobbi