Sunday, August 15, 2021

Fading Coneflowers

 Yes, here I am with more coneflowers. Weeds have crept into gardens and many flowers have lost their enthusiasm for putting on a show. But this patch of coneflowers makes my heart sing. Their colors are changing; some are darkening, some have taken on a more complex tone. They offer a gentler palette of soft, faded Victorian colors. Those who mix paints or dyes will recognize that they are the colors you get when you mix in a little bit of a complement. It's a lesson in color mixing, offered gratis by Mother Nature on a hot day.