Terapene carolina carolina, aka Common Box Turtle, is a frequent visitor to our garden. Today's guest was way too early for a fish in the lily pool. It can wait. Its lifespan can stretch out to a century.
Photo from Wikipedia.

Hesperis matronalis, sweet rocket, The Rogue's Gilliflower. a an edible, scented member of the brassica family blooms alongside Aquilegia coerulea.







The wisteria puts on its annual show.



Above, Tatarian honeysuckle after a rain shower.





Tricksy viola odorata confuses the nose with ketones. I challenge you to describe its scent.




Rosa rugosa Sir Thomas Lipton never disappoints.




Sir Thomas Lipton up close.
























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