It appears that the 4th may happen on the 6th. Weather doesn't always cooperate, does it? Will it cooperate in your corner? Does your family go ahead with plans no matter what or do you make adjustments? I notice that many communities have already switched fireworks to either tonight or later in the weekend.
I should be apologizing for all the sameness around here, but the Boleros really are putting on the best show.
See what I mean? These are Asiatic lilies, the ones lily beetles really like. I've read that lily beetles don't like daylilies, but I've also been told, by those who would know, that lily beetles will eat anything.
The texture and color are perfection to me...
Don't get too close to them, though, or you'll look pretty messy. It was all over my pants and camera and shirt.
The culprits...I was going to look up the bits and pieces of an Asiatic lily, but never got round to it. I will today perhaps.
(Oh dear...so much "anatomy" first thing in the morning. Well, anyway, it appears the stamen is responsible, specifically the anther.)