The days have flown since I planted all those seeds in the ground, and my garden babies are babies no more.
Take a look at the size of the baby cornstalks in this picture. Now take a look at them today:
Right now the corn stalks are all releasing their pollen from the top of the stalks:
It's a fine golden powder that must drift down and hit the cornsilk peeking out below:
Each strand of the cornsilk [I recently learned] must receive its own individual grain of pollen. The strand then connects to a potential corn kernel that will only form if its silk is properly pollenated.
Right now all the zinnias are flowering:
And gorgeous morning glories open and close every morning, hiding from the hot sun behind protective leaves:
And here's one more gratuitous picture.