Usually these blooms open symmetrically, this one opted to be different.
Morning Glories grow wild along the roads through many of the wildlife management areas around South Carolina.
These pink ones make a bold statement as they reach for the early sun.
I prefer lining them up with a solid background like the first two images with the blue-grey water behind them, but found this final image with layers of trees, marsh grass and water appealing, too.
I started this post in Classic Editor then finished it with the new Block Editor, hopefully without creating display issues.
Orange, the color of fall. Maybe the flower is more red, but it sure looks like a fall color scheme.
And a little purple thrown in to keep the butterfly happy.
The Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden sits just off the National Mall in Washington DC in front of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. We visited in mid-October and I was delighted to find a number of single blooms to photograph.
Most of the Rose bushes and other greenery were kind of ragged, not helped by recent yo-yo weather and it being at least 80 degrees on this October day.
I darkened the backgrounds to focus on the Rose colors. I particularly liked this lilac:
There were a number of pink variations…
…including this more delicate variety.
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I spotted what I now know is a frond of Powdery Alligator-flag (Thalia dealbata) on a walk around the swamp last week. I took a few photographs because of the interesting color and texture. If I had seen the green insect at the time, possibly a member of the katydid family, I would have maneuvered closer for some additional shots.
I had revisited this plant after my May post with a visiting bee and continued to find it unremarkable throughout the summer. Evidently insects find it more attractive.