I haven’t been able to visit my garden in a while. Between Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) and the antibiotic to treat it, I wasn’t able to get out in the sun nor heat. I was bitten by 3 ticks about a month previously while mowing under the trees lining the dry creek down the side of my property. Even when you don’t think you’ll need it, wear insect repellent. I know several folks suffering from it and lyme disease this year. RMSF can be fatal if left untreated.
I was much better by the time the Helen Keller Festival rolled around and volunteered as a photographer this year. Photos are being posted on Remember Tuscumbia on Facebook. Here are a few of my blooms I found during that time.
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