Dried Milkweed pods releasing their feathery seeds to the wind.
The rose gardens at Elizabeth Park are still full of promise with fresh blooms opening daily. The plants on the archways, popular for prom and wedding photos, don’t look so healthy right now, but the bushes in the rows between range from having one or two blooms to massive displays.
Dahlias know how to show off with big, bold blooms with perfect form and splashy displays.
The opening buds give a hint of what is to come.
The plants aren’t much to look at, with solid stocks that require staking. Hartford’s Elizabeth Park has a display with above ground beds for easy removal of the tubers in the fall.
Get up close and the detail of each bloom is a work of art.
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The light and moisture on the Connecticut River at dawn shift quickly. As the sky lightened a stream of fog became visible rising out of a field onto the river.
Spider webs and wild flowers in the field gave an artsy display.
Fog swirled around on the river even after the sun rose.
Pulled down by the weight of the moisture, grasses dipped and bobbed.
Birds were busy catching their first meal of the day.
Taken at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, in one of the area dividers. I had to stand on my tip-toes to get the shot.