Yesterday was yard work. After the several weeks of rains from Tropical Storm Debby, the yard is very green and there was work to be done in the way of trimming shrubs and spreading mulch. I started out with trimming a Sabal Palm that had grown from seed at the far end of the pool. We are glad it did, but decided it was now tall enough that we could trim the lower branches. This makes the far corner of the back yard visible for the first time in several years. Back there, we have a kind of fernery under the shady overarching branches.
The yard in summer is colorful, although the bougainvillea is in a bit of a subdued stage this week.
The blue of the plumbago is a nice compliment to the blue of the pool and the Florida sky.
I like the way that the philodendron in the "secret garden" has grown large enough to spread over the top of a six foot high fence (above) and cast interesting shadows upon it. As I have said in earlier posts, the crepe myrtle is blooming exceptionally well this year, which is very clear in the photos below.
The remaining photos were taken last evening around 8 p.m., as twilight was lingering. Yes, you do see two pink flamingos in the shrubs. We have a long tradition of pink flamingos popping up in our lives, and these two jaunty characters seem to have found a roost among the plumbago.
Below you can see that the nearly full moon was out just overhead.
Twilight makes very nice reflections in the pool.
The flamingos and the plumbagos seem to be made for each other.
Below, the yard from the deep end of the pool.