It is dry on my prairie and so are my thoughts about blog topics. I do have a few topics rattling around in my head. I just have not been compelled to water and fertilize them. We are under watering restrictions, you know.
A week ago, my prairie was fortunate enough to get around one half an inch of rain. It was not much, but still enough rain to trigger a few blooms and this post.
These rain lily flowers, Cooperia pedunculata appeared a week after the rain.
The brief rain also encouraged another round of flowers on the beebrush, Aloysia gratissima. Beebrush is a shrubby member of the verbena family whose multitude of fragrant flowers attract hoards of bees and even a few butterflies like this gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus franki.
It is already late August. Surely this hot, dry summer will end soon.