I'm not sure this is glass gem any more....
The deer berries (Vaccinium stamineum) are starting to ripen... good luck beating the birds to them, though... all the information online sez that they're only fit for the wildlife... but they're actually quite tasty... you have a window measured in minutes between ripeness and when the birds eat them.
Seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica) first bloom of the summer.
Red spoted purple butterfly visits rudbeckia triloba.
I really like this combination of the white hibiscus and the snake cotton...
I'm getting watermelons from the new section of veggie garden...
Here's mixed group... rudbeckia and 2 hibiscus.
I finally got some ripe fruit from the dwarf paw paw tree... Ate the fruit and potted up the seed.
Sometimes I get lucky... Didn't bait the trap... just set it in the path. armadillo above, rabbit below.
Finally... a rose of sharon with blooms on bare branches... dry here... this tree dropped it's leaves back in June... blooming anyway... these things are tough.