Friday, August 13, 2010

Last Evening in The Garden



Echinacea are blooming in the front yard now, with enough buds set to blossom for at least another month, hopefully into autumn.



Although their nickname is purple coneflower, the petals are more pink than purple. The combination of pink and electric orange is especially striking.

4 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

When all my coneflowers are spent and the nuthatches are foraging on the seed heads...summer is over for me in the Midwest!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Isn't it interesting how nature puts together colours we would never dream of combining and yet the result is stunning.

steven said...

i love that in the bottom picture it seems to lunge at you. so pretty. steven

Rachel Fenton said...

Isn't it the composite flower section - the middle part of the flower - that is the actual flower/petalled part and what we think are the pink petals are just the sepals? I am a bore - forgive me...moving swiftly on...striking photographs and excellent focus...dum de dum..