One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, August 31, 2012
The anemones are dominating
It got to 97F today but the air was clear and, except for being soaked in sweat, the day had the look of fall about it. Sharp sunlight dissected by foliage into bright light and shadow. Throughout the garden, at work and at home, I came upon flowers spotlighted by the sun against backgrounds green backgrounds sometimes fading to black. Anemones, hostas, tricyrtis at work and Campsis, phlox, asters at home. It just felt like a day that should have been crisply cool. But it wasn't.