This is the last purple hydrangea hanging on from the bush. All the rest have started to dry out and turn darker hues which are also beautiful.
Our town has been under a boil water for seven days. It has not been fun. I would make a terrible Laura Ingalls Wilder because I did not enjoy brushing my teeth with bottled water and boiling big pots of water to do dishes. Around the corner from our house the fire hydrant is flushing the water. I pulled over to take this photo and in the process was splashed from head to foot by a passing car.