These photos were taken Sunday afternoon at Harkness Memorial State Park. Not sure of this variety of thistles. They're on their way out, but were quite small flowered, quite thickly branched, and low to the ground. The blue stems were quite eye catching next to the much taller Rudebeckia, or Black-Eyed Susan's behind them.
Mounds of Black-Eye Susans 6 feet tall. They swayed back and forth in the slight breeze.
Another view of the coleus foliage I posted yesterday.
And yet a different grouping of coleus. I don't have any this year in my gardens, but I always have in the past. I'll have to plant some next year. There are so many new varieties.