Last night it rained. It started about 8:30pm. The first storm rolled through about 9pm. That storm begat another storm that thundered by 15 minutes later. The second storm begat another storm and then another and another until I finally went to bed about 11pm. It was still raining when I fell asleep. Thunder and lightning went on for some time. I sat in the darkened living room after the power went out. The temperature dropped significantly. It was a good night.
Crocosmia in the perennial bed has finally decided to bloom. I bought this plant last summer on a business trip to Delaware. I divided the multitude of corms this winter and scattered it throughout the perennial bed. This year, I need to dig them up again and give them more sun.
Ecinacea Magnus appeared this morning, too. The coreopsis is "Full Moon".