Here are a few blooms from my garden this morning. The zinnias always look good! This one has an unusual pattern, with the tips of the petals a darker gold than the rest of the petal.
Parry's Penstemon--not planted here, but they came to this spot either from the wind or birds.
The sweet peas, labeled 'Old Fashioned', are very fragrant. The first blooms always seem to have the sweetest smell. A Swedish writer named Gunnar Ekelof, writes that every human being is allowed 180 seconds of pure and unmitigated happiness--not at once, but total in our lifetime! Well I have spent that 180 seconds just smelling my sweet peas today! I think he was mistaken- he most likely never met a gardener!