I have a thing for brightly colored trucks. This one (seen at a roadside stop in rural Fukui prefecture in Japan), with attachments and hoses here and there and everywhere, looks like it's ready to take on any task. I love the gold ladder on top, too.
False indigo and spiderwort are just two of the plants in full purple flower in my garden right now. I also have chives, sage, lupines, and Siberian iris. When the purples fade, the garden has a brief period of whites (Shasta daisies, more irises and daylilies), before it moves into the yellow phase. I think I like the purples best. What colors are blooming in your garden this week?
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