The rain washed away some color
The wind blew away some petals. What we have left are red, red true poppies, plenty of Drummond phlox, mounds of violas in pots, nasturtiums of every stripe (and every solid color) including trailing or climbing types, blue anemones, fancy ranunculus, and still a medium-size daffodil or two, plus the very last of the Dutch iris, yet another blue variety. The heat hasn't yet stopped the thunbergia blooms. We have four spectacular blossoms on the clematis, but by tomorrow one will have dropped its petals. Respite from the heat is wonderful.