The gardens here are full of surprises as I haven't witnessed them in bloom yet. When I saw this stem I knew what was coming. After waiting patiently the oriental lilies finally burst open this morning.
Maybe they were waiting for some rain? I know I was happy to cooled down.
Hibiscus have been in bloom for a few weeks now. I just love seeing pink, purple and white as I drive around town.
I wonder what the neighbors think of me. I am always sticking my phone into their flowers to take pictures. Then to process them I shake my phone like a polaroid. Must look a little silly. That's just fine, I love being able to look back after the flowers aren't blooming. I can recall how the sun felt on my shoulders and how happy I was to discover these blooms.
enjoy the rain!