Monday I dropped off my new glasses prescription and photographed these flowers in planters in front of the store.
Friday when my new lenses were ready I was surprised that all of these flowers had been pulled out of the planters.
I suppose since these are summer flowers they pull them out of the planters before the first frost.
It seems a shame that they didn't leave them in a while longer since they were so healthy.
The shot above and below are flowers growing near where I work when I commute to the office.
The last shot is a late gardenia on my neighbor's bush. I was surprised to spot it since I thought the bush was through blooming for the season.