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Still Some Colors

After uneven temperatures and one rainstorm after another, most of the flowers in our garden have just given up or rotted away.   Only a few of them have kept blooming.  As the years pass, more and more we see pounding rainfall in autumn that frequently strips the trees of what should be their proudly worn, colorful fall coat.  Flowers, being the weaker stalk, fall victim first.

But rather than waste words, I should let the photographs tell the story of their endurance.

Rosa rugosa-‘Doreen Pike’ still blooming non-stop

Never underestimate Alyssum. Tiny, but tough.

Zinnia with Bitter melon entwined between its petals

Aster, the bees have a lot to thank them for.

Garden Phlox-‘David’ got beat up by the rain.

Another Garden Phlox that is still up and blooming

One of a variety of Nasturtium providing bright spots here and there in the garden

The only color of Yarrow that is still flowering