Even in the meadows and fields, July is poor in wildflowers in Middle Tennessee. I saw mostly fading Queen Ann’s Lace this morning out on the Pasquo Road. I did find this lone Lycoris or Surprise Lily out near the mailbox of Steveaway Farms, and wondered who had planted it there to live alone-
There were fields of soybeans and some fine vistas of these unnaturally green July hills. We have had eight inches of rain this month. I have never heard a brook running in July before. They are always dry by the end of May.
Lastly, on the drive home I photographed these Knockout roses in the parking lot of a shopping center on 100 Highway. Proof that Knockouts are not” plant them and forget them” shrubs.