We are busy training young plants this week.  All in all the previous week has been dramatic.  A mama bear and two cubs visited off an on for about a week, making our cats very nervous.  We had a somewhat surprising storm form to our northwest and barrel through, with big winds and torrential rain.  Now we are back to normal, enjoying the new blooms of the "butterfly bush" wildflower and anticipating a return of a hot, dry spell.

 In the Ozark foothills, Butterfly Bush in early bloom beside vines-in-training  

In the Ozark foothills, Butterfly Bush in early bloom beside vines-in-training