We noticed these flowers, the locals call them Red Hot Pokers, in our area the first summer we lived here. They are a type of lily and I've never seen them anywhere else. I love how bright orange they are when they first bloom. They let me know that summer is here...but I could do without the red hot expected temperature of 103 today!
P.S. Today is my last day of work before my 3 week summer vacation! And only 15 days until we leave for the beach! What are you excited about this Friday?