Some sort of a perennial allium--maybe a bunching onion.
I found it keeping company with the peonies.
The garlic which Mr. Rogers planted here.
J.'s morning haul.
I have been noticing butterfly weed [asclepias] on many roadsides. Sometimes there is a bright yellow variant. In my Vermont garden I tried to start this from seed, even bought a plant which promptly expired.
There are two clumps in the pasture near the house. I'm debating whether to move one to the flower border.
This was a lucky shot of the swallowtail--just happened to click the shutter when its beautiful wings were spread.
There were clouds of these small yellow butterflies hovering on the brilliant flowers.
Butterfly weed still in tight bud.
I beleive this is Joe Pye weed just coming into bloom.
One of the clove pinks grown from seed in the shady strip near the garage.