The roadside garden with a mixture of coreopsis, lavender, cosmos, lantana, allysum, yarrow, lambs ear, marigolds, salvia , rose campion, sneezeweed, goldenrod, cardinal flower, delpheniums, gaura, muhly grass , and milkweed, to name a few, continued to thrive and garner so many compliments from passersby.
Tragedy struck in mid-July when my little canine companion of 14 years, Mini-Schnauzer Jojo had to be put to sleep due to an inoperable brain tumor that caused her to have constant seizures. Below is a picture of her in our Chicago home, in her favorite chair, checking out the action on our busy street and barking selectively at people she didn't like. She is gone from our side but never from our heart. I spent the last day of her life consoling and soothing her, giving her favorite treats . The vet told me that I took such good care of her that she lived 2 years longer than most of her breed . Farewell my faithful companion. We shall meet again.