Many storms have rolled across Kansas this past week, causing flooding in Emporia, Hutchinson, and Wichita. Here in Ottawa, the weather has been more kind, but the ground is saturated and water drips from leaves and flowers during the short breaks in the clouds.
When we first moved into our 112-year-old house, we thought we had a dead shrub by the front porch. Imagine our surprise when it not only leafed out, but also began blooming the most gorgeous fuchsia flowers. This young crepe myrtle is heavy with blooms and even heavier with water and too beautiful not to photograph.