My wife, Lane, is an avid gardener, and our back yard is alive with colors in the summertime. A few weeks ago my daughter Laura, who lives in Ohio, became very sick and Lane went to Ohio to act as a nurse. This left me in charge of watering the flowers. Each day I emailed Laura and Lane a photo of one of the flowers in our yard. I'n no photographer, but the flowers were so pretty it was hard to botch the photos. I think my favorite photo is the one I've posted with this blog. Don't ask me the name of the flower. I have trouble telling the difference between sunflowers and tulips.