It was delightful to find a stalk of shell-pink gladiolus. The three plants return every year but it's been a very long time since we've seen a flower. We dined on yellow summer squash grown in a pot. The first pride of Barbados is blooming. There are fewer honeybees around now that there are flowers everywhere, but we're seeing bumblebees of three kinds around the corn tassels every day. The large blue bees are especially handsome. There are several ears of On Deck corn beginning to form but not brown silk yet.