I love flowers at all of their stages.
There's something beautiful to me about flowers that have gone to seed. They provide food for the birds and the promise of new flowers for the next summer.
There are still a few roses in bloom.
The first first four shots were taken at Grace Garden in a Durham, NC park.
The rest of the shots were taken in my yard and driveway.
The rose of sharon (Hybiscus syriacus) above was wet from the rain. The fairy asters are late bloomers in my backyard.
The last shot is of fairy asters growing through the cracks in my driveway.