Hollyhocks are another of my favorite flowers, and they are in full bloom. It stopped raining today for a very short while and I managed to get some pictures.
These particular hollyhocks by our front walk are 'volunteers'. I didn't really intend for them to be there, and tried to transplant them last year, but they were so big I couldn't dig them out. It looks like they're here to stay.
I love to put flags in my urns this time of year. I also hung up a little flag banner over the door which I just finished making yesterday. I saw a similar one in an antique shop that I loved ~ this is my version. I just bought some 4x6 flags, removed them from their sticks and sewed them to some twill tape. I tried to tea dye it all, but the flags didn't take it too well as they are more than half polyester ~ are there any made of 100% cotton anymore?
Also fitting the patriotic theme is this patchwork bag, which I just finished last night and will soon be for sale at my Firefly Farm shop.