I also took some pictures. My pink gladiolus is still blooming and a scarlet one is budding. :D Something else under them is putting out white, bell-shaped flowers.
When I got to the end of the south lot, I startled a deer in the road. <3 It galloped away, white flag flying, and then bounded. It stayed on the margin for a long time, until it got down to the cornfield.
As I was walking past the white garden, I smelled an unfamiliar fetid odor. Having seen stinkhorns recently in Champaign, I thought of them. When I checked the nearest mulch pile, there they were, skinny red fungi that look like doggy dicks. <3 my detritus food web.
In the prairie garden, the cup plants are still blooming like mad. Blackberry lilies are done. Hardly any action from coneflowers this year. :( Zinnias are going nuts, though. Monarch butterflies are everywhere, some of them mating. That made me think to check the milkweed and I found a caterpillar. \o/