The first day of summer brought us some warm temperatures. The high was 82 F or 27 C eh! It was mostly sunny. I did some odd jobs outside before company arrived.
Jen, Andy and Adam came to visit and take us out for an early supper. Before that we went over to our old resort just down the road to identify a smelly weed for Dave and admire the Showy Lady’s Slippers.
Years ago, probably in 1987 Far Guy noticed two Lady’s Slippers coming up on both sides of a log in the back yard at the resort. Of course we moved the log and put a fence around the Lady’s Slippers. We have continued to admire them throughout the years.
A couple of buds. Note how hairy the foliage is…some people break out in a rash kinda like poison ivy after touching the foliage.
There are so many of them it is hard to get a photo of just one flower.
I counted at least sixty flowers/buds…and I know I missed a few.
Dave’s weed that is a bit smelly is Creeping Charlie and there is nothing much that contains/controls it. I also looked at his Apple Trees (Haralred) and a row of Nanking Cherries that he is growing for the birds. The Cherries are sparse but I saw a few apples starting to form even though Haralred is self sterile and needs a pollinator. As far as I know there are no Flowering Crapapples or Apple Trees in the immediate area for cross pollination.
Happy first day of summer!