I also have more hollyhocks coming along in the "crazy" garden. The tall stuff behind them is goldenrod, which is just about to bloom, so I may be able to show you that combination next week.
I've also been trying to make sure I have all the components of a wildlife-friendly landscape. I added a new birdbath-the old one got broken- and made sure to add a few pebbles so that butterflies can easily use it.
I also bought a new bird feeder. It was a splurge, very expensive, and supposedly squirrel proof, which is necessary in my yard, which is apparently part of a squirrel highway. We put it by the window, not only for our own enjoyment, but to add a channel to Kitty TV. Our very ancient kitties need something to get their heart-rates up for a few moments a day! The birds seem to realize that they are in absolutely no danger from Cinnamon and Buddy.
Like Rose, I'm starting to have camera lust, and spend part of each Sunday scouring the sale flyers for something better than the little 5 mega pixel, no zoom camera I have. I'm trying to resist the urge, but I don't know how long I can hold out!
To see who else is strolling today, go to The Quiet Country House.