The rose gardens at Elizabeth Park are still full of promise with fresh blooms opening daily. The plants on the archways, popular for prom and wedding photos, don’t look so healthy right now, but the bushes in the rows between range from having one or two blooms to massive displays.
The individual blooms are outstanding in a range of warm colors reaching for the late summer sun.
I’ve seen Hummingbirds sit on a feeder while drinking sugar water and assumed they must really rest some time when not feeding.
This group showed me how it was done in small bursts on a recent sunny afternoon. They sat for up to five minutes at a time in a tree, ever watchful of the competition. Then, zip, they were off to a feeder or garden of Bee Balm that were near by.