I was disappointed that my yellow roses won't be blooming in time for my mother's birthday this year but then I noticed how much yellow there is in my multi colored roses (above). I think my mother would have liked these multi colored ones.
I'm enjoying all the summer flowers and how even among the same type of flower they continue to be at different stages.
The black eyed susan (above) have some tightly coiled blooms and others wide open. The purple cone flowers (below) are also at varying stages.
Something has started eating up the petals on my mature purple cone flower below.
There is some kind of little insect (maybe a spider) in the center of the new cone flower in the next shot.
A bee of some kind seems to be enjoying the next cone flower.
I have purple cone flowers all over my yard and have been photographing a lot of them this week.
I've had trouble decided which shots to post because I want to show the varying stages and forms I found around my yard in one week.
Looking at these shots I think I see what may be eating the petals.
The wild areas of my garden (which is increasingly most of my garden) is very lush this year.
We've had some days with extreme heat but also lots of rain which has kept everything growing.
I need to start trying to get up earlier so I can garden while it's still fairly cool in the morning.
It would almost take a bush ax to cut a path through part of my garden where I used to have a path.
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