It is now well past mid-summer and into what constitutes “high” summer with a whole different collection of flowers in the garden. Including, sad to say, golden rod, which is always a harbinger of approaching autumn.

Brightest and most reliable of the flowers for this time of year is the black-eyed-Susan which really glows … to the extent that the patch in the photograph below can be seen clearly in the Google-maps satellite view of our garden. The light is also different, warmer and more ‘golden’, than earlier in the summer.

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