Dante's been keeping an eye on things in both the front yard and the back. For the most part, there's not much new, but he has noticed a few subtle changes. And while he was at it, he took the opportunity for some ornamental posing.
Dante's keen eye has spotted the second coming of the red wiegelas this season! It must be due to all the hot, humid and wet weather. Generally, they only bloom in June, but given the right conditions the flowers come back in late summer.
Dante has infinite patience, unlike some others in this picture.
I have always wondered why these long-lasting blooms are called "impatience" when they clearly have such stamina. It's obvious from Dante's face that he is wondering, too!
Under the crabapple tree you can see that it is already shedding it's summer bounty. There are yellow leaves and little red crabapples strewn about on the ground.
"An' heer is one of dose wild Himalayin' Orkids! Dey reely gets outta control."
And finally, Dante poses for a close-up as he bids you farewell for the nonce. He prides himself on making sense out of nonce-sense, and I think he has succeeded yet again.