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Pretty Things in August

As I reviewed the 843 photos from Sunday, the realization came that any number of posts could surface from such a volume. I became overwhelmed with ideas; the possibilities are abundant. I have enough photos to write something about hardy fuchsias, hydrangeas, bee-attracting plants and the veggie garden. I think I have ideas lined up for the next few weeks. But, for now, being overwhelmed, I did what I naturally do, i.e., go for the pretty pictures like a magpie to shiny objects. Below is simply a collection of images from the first week of August in the garden, ones I like for one reason or another. I hope you enjoy:
At the eastern edge of the labyrinth garden, Rudbeckia hirta are beginning to bloom, giving the definite sensation of summertime.

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