We had a bit of rain last week. Just under 0.75".
Last year we had no rain from mid-June through late October, and it was much hotter too. I am loving the temps upper 70's to lower 80's. So pleasant.
This is Tragopogon dubius - Western Salsify. I'll try and get a photo of a bloom before it goes to seed like an extra-large dandelion.
Tansy Ragwort. It is considered a noxious weed in Oregon. If cattle eat it, they get sick and even die. There is a caterpillar that eats it and if you enlarge the photo and look on the right you can see two of them hard at work.
Rabbit's Foot Clover
Queen Anne's Lace
The Hazelnuts are almost ripe. The casing are starting to split.
The jays will be thrilled!
Red-stemmed Ceoanothus - Oregon Tea Tree.
It has a small second flush of blooms. I don't think I've ever seen that happen before.
And July means the first ripe blackberries.