That pretty flower above is a Verbascum. I saw one at Monticello last year and so I ordered 3 plants from one of the mail order seed companies. Well last year it barely survived partly because dear husband spilled gas on it! But it withstood even that and this year has bloomed! Isn't that the prettiest shade of pink?
We opened the pool a couple of weeks ago and put the solar cover on and this past weekend we got in. BRRR! It was still a little colder than I like but felt so refreshing after working in the garden in the hot sun!
Then yesterday we decided to go out on the boat after work and Yngwie and his friend wanted to go tubing. My first reaction as absolutely not. My mother would never let us get in the lake until Memorial Day. It is still a month away from Memorial Day. But they really wanted to go and dear husband gave in and told them they could.
They turned a little blue but they could have frozen and still said "the waters fine, come on in" Teenagers!