The last dregs of summer.

Well, like it or not, we’re down to the last dregs of summer.  But there is still so much beauty to behold!

The spiky seed pod of Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta’ (pincushion flower) in my perennial bed…

The delicate, light-as-air seed head of Tragopogon dubius (common goat’s beard)…

The fading flowers of Gaillardia aristata (great blanketflower)…

The shiny hips from Rosa acicularis (prickly rose)…

The plump, juicy fruit of Ribes nigrum (black currant)…

The silky tassels of naturalized Clematis tangutica (yellow clematis)…

The seed pods of Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)…

The unmistakable legume seed pods of Thermopsis rhombifolia (buffalo bean)…

The bright purple blooms of wildflower Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue American-aster)…

The fruit of the sour cherry cultivar ‘Letouka’…

And, finally, a very welcome visitor enjoying a little late summer siesta on the bean plants in my shared community garden plot…

Enjoy the changing of the season!  What do you like most about this time of the year?

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3 thoughts on “The last dregs of summer.

  1. I love the crisp morning air, the smells of harvest and the warmth of the afternoon sun. It is a study of contrasts. Oh beautiful fall- if only you didn’t lead to cold, blustery winters!

  2. Such beauty from so many different types of plants. I wonder how many others are taking the time to soak up what remains of the summer’s color display. I still have many that are in bloom including Sunflowers and Petunias and my, are they ever flourishing and colorful!! God knows how to make ’em.

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