I have three double knock-out rose bushes in my front yard, and they're absolutely going nuts right now. They are chock-full of blooms and they're really showing off.
Baby played Kodak moments with me this afternoon with the roses. She mostly liked pulling the petals off the blooms, but I managed to get a couple of good shots where she was actually looking at the camera and the wind wasn't about to blow her or the bushes away.
Yep, wind. Uglyhoma has a ton of wind. Compared to home, it's always windy. Always. Most of the time when it rains here it falls down sideways, due to the wind. After the storm this afternoon there were parts of the fence in the back yard that were bone dry, presumably because the rain fell sideways.
It was especially windy this afternoon because we had two fronts that tried to get into a fist fight. We were fortunate, but there were parts of the city that had worse luck. One place had winds up to 100 mph, and several tornadoes touched down in other areas. Some parts of town had hail between the size of a baseball and a softball. We saw on the news that some neighborhoods East of us were taken out, reduced to sticks.
Most days we have no idea how fortunate we are.