This hosta has big yellow green leaves and large flowers (for a hosta) , pale lavender with interior white streaks.
One lily plant is a bouquet :
The white crape myrtle "Natchez" has started to bloom. The trunk is starting to exfoliate.
It's warm and humid. In the morning we hear cicadas along with the birds: the Carolina wren's "Wichita ", the nasal honk of the nuthatch, the song sparrow on the neighbor's house, the occasional insistent peeeep of the young robins (so far heard but not seen) when a parent returns to the forsythia.