Tuesday, 8:00 AM. 69 degrees, wind WSW, calm. The sky is somewhat overcast and hazy, and the barometer again predicts rain. The Fourth was warm, almost hot, and very pleasant and quiet. Andy and Judy came to dinner on the porch, and we watched the boats and waited for the fireworks to start at about 10:00 PM. We stayed right there and watched the pyrotechnics visible from La Pointe on Madeline Island rather than try to go downtown to watch the Bayfield display. With all the rain the mosquitoes were out and we were conent to stay at home. About 12:30 AM nature added its own show with a short, windy, booming thunderstorm which was “All sound and fury, but signifying nothing.”
The Coreopsis are blooming everywhere, these I believe are Coreopsis lanceolata.
The common name, tickseed, is rater unfortunate, and only indicates that the seeds are “sticktights” that cling to socks and pants when ripe. This is a native that is common in gardens and also often escapes fom cultivation. The annual C. tinctoria, also native but not pictured, is a common dye plant, used in weaving and cloth making.