Our weather pattern has allowed us to extend the enjoyment of some of the things we love.
One simple thing is to be outside for more than a few minutes. When it is over 100 degrees with high humidity, you rush around outside to make it back to air conditioned interiors. When you have a temperature in the 80s, even with high humidity, it is a different ballgame. You might linger a little longer outside.
Our flowers have extended their blooms. The cosmos in the garden offer a brilliant pop of color. Small dainty blooms.
Our sunflowers were planted on a whim during one of my last late spring plantings.
I have really enjoyed watching each flower bloom. This picture is a favorite - watching the bloom "wake up."
This particular variety, Lemon Queen, attracts pollinators galore and ends up being an impressive, towering plant.
Every Kansas garden needs a few sunflowers.
We are looking forward to the fall and the next garden season.