You can see pictures of last nights' fireworks anywhere on the web today, so I'll show you the starbursts in my back yard instead.
TG for digital photography!
Aren't they a gorgeous color? Well worth the wait, hmm?
A trumpet vine takes a few years to take hold--this one's about five years old now--and it's finally glorious.
I understand trumpet flowers attract hummingbirds, but since the mosquitoes are about the same size this year, I haven't spent much time watching for them.
I figure the hummers'll stop by whether I see them or not.
(and they probably move too fast for the mosquitoes).