Variety of floral arrangements, September 2010
Hydrangea, September 2010
Gnome and Frog in the sun again, September 2010
Enlarged, this Thistle's background shadows and foreground textures reminds me of a carpet, September 2010
Small Sedum blossoming for the second time this season, September, 2010
The Thistle is mostly gone, but there are occasional new blooms. The Goldfinch among other birds feast on these seeds all day, every day. It's quite something. I usually deadhead these, but not this year. It's like a gourmet organic salad bar for so these birds.
Dried Thistle heads, the Lily Munster or Morticia Addams of the gardens. I love them.