Friday, July 1, 2011

The Yellow Season

We are entering the yellow season. There seems to be more yellow flowers starting mid-summer and lasting into fall. Here are a few of the yellows bursting in my yard and garden. 
The Cucurbits: Squashes, cucumbers, melons, gourds, pumpkins, etc

My first Summer Squash of the season. I hope this one isn't an indicator of more oddity to come. This one seems to be a fusion of at least 4 squash and stems. 

Another wonderfully scented, especially at dusk, lily. She's an Oriental.

And another Oriental. Also with a lovely aroma. 

This Native Shrubby St. John's Wort (Hypericum prolificum) has a somewhat tropical-looking flower. 

Gray-headed coneflowers (Ratibida pinnata) just beginning to burst in the front yard prairie.

A random Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) that appeared this year in the garden. 

Dill has Yellow Flowers! 
Other yellows not pictured also in bloom:  Tomato, Cosmos, Sunflowers, Daylilies. 

Ok, so Kiki (Maximus adorablus) isn't yellow, but she has apricot highlights and this pose is the "but look how cute I am and wouldn't you rather pet me than look at those dumb plants?" 

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