I find I'm not feeling much like reading poetry today. It's been mercilessly hot and humid and I am wilted. If I wanted to live in the tropics, that's where I would be. I'm a northern tier sort of individual.
Instead, here's some flowers from the garden. A pretty lavender delphinium.
Asiatic lilies just starting to bloom.
The bloom is definitely off this rose. I'm more like a piece of limp wilted lettuce!