It has been very, very hot here, and very dry. The grass is mostly tan and brown, except for an occasional green weed. Jen was afraid that she was going to loose her black eyed susans this year, since there have been fewer and fewer over the past few years. They don't look too bad now, do they? These flowers came from plants in Jen's mom's garden - and she got her original plants from her mother's garden. Pretty neat, huh? The black eyed susan is our state flower. I think they are nice and bright and sunny - just like a nice summer day.