It has been so hot and dry lately that I have had to do a lot of watering to keep the garden alive. In a normal summer I might only water a few times…this year it is almost daily. This afternoon while watering I saw a butterfly braving the heat. The butterfly was kind enough to wait for me to go back inside and get the camera. I took some pictures of other flowers that are surviving and even thriving. (click to enlarge) and stay cool!