Pix that might not have carried a post all by themselves.
Skateboarders were practicing their moves when I came across them. One young man skated alongside, making a video of the action. They seemed preoccupied, so I didn't interrupt to ask about the video.
An "honor" farm stand in Eastern Connecticut.
Franklinias are uncommon, especially as far north as Connecticut. They bloom in late August and into September. Mine is brittle. It keeps losing trunks and limbs, but it restarts from suckers.
Franklinia were discovered at one remote location in Georgia in the 1790s. A Philadelphia seedsman gathered seeds just in time, because they became extinct in the wild within a decade. All existing Franklinia derive from those seeds.