I'm not sure of the "real" name, but I've always called it Hummingbird vine or Cardinal vine. Either way, I love it. It reminds me of my grandparents old house. It was always growing up the columns in the carport.
If you click to enlarge this and look closely, you see, what we always called, an inch worm.
Sue, over at A Corner Garden was kind enough to share seeds with me and these guys are really tall!
Another pink zinnia.
Swallowtail. They love the zinnias.
Another that I'm not sure of the real name, but growing up, it was called Spanish Moss.
Today is a busy day, I have ribs in the oven for tonight's dinner. I'll have butternut squash, canned green beans and whatever else strikes my fancy. I bought ALL my books for my last semester (WOOHOO) and they're neatly stacked waiting to be read. I've been sorting and filing the multitude of papers from the boy's schools this morning. I'm ready for load 3 of laundry while the second load dries on the line. I started draining the pool to take it down. I hope it doesn't take as long to take down as it did to put up.
After that's done, it'll be about time for the kids to get home and then we'll start the nightly routine of homework, chores, and reading. Somewhere in between that is dinner and showers.