What happens around these parts in August is that most of my flowers dry up.
The sun turns them brown and they dry up and the wind blows them away.
The zinnias have only been blooming for about a month. I’ve so enjoyed cut bouquets to bring inside.
Zinnias have more staying power in the heat of summer. They can hold on longer than other flowers.
The passion vine has just taken off since last summer and is sprouting up all over the yard.
I find this flower so incredibly intricate!
Morning glories are a pretty hardy bunch too. Since they tend to close up before the afternoon heat hits.
Next year I’ve got to remember to buy blue morning glory seeds.
The purple ones are like weeds and just came back from last year. They are a rich velvety purple.
And I can’t leave out the cannas that I moved from the side of the house last year. They are multiplying rapidly in the yard.
I so enjoy all these pretty flowers while they’re here. Showing off their blooms, heads faced toward the sun. But for everything there is a season.
And when August rolls around, kids are thinking about going back to school. Mothers are gearing up for carpools. August means change. It means fall is not far away.
Thank goodness I have them captured in pictures to enjoy all year long.