This first photo was taken during one of our hot steamy mornings. The camera lens fogged over when the hot humid air hit it. I kind of liked the misty look so I kept it.
After my camera became acclimatized to the outdoor temperature, this is what it really looked like. Kind of an overcast, but very steamy hot day!
Yes, I love my phlox, they smell heavenly! And no, they are not all the same! They all have their own unique shade and markings!
Some are more pink and some more purple hued.
A Downy Woodpecker, left a lovely feather for me!
This phlox is quite confused. It has some pink flowers with white accents, some the reverse of that and some just mixed or white!
The white phlox has some wild orange jewel-weed behind it. Jewel-weed is a native plant that the hummingbirds love. It is also known to ease the symptoms of poison ivy exposure.
I will be posting a few more garden pictures with you as we say a long goodbye to Summer. Before I go I want to share with you a quote....
Part of the afternoon had waned, but much of it was left,
and what was left was of the finest and rarest quality. Real
dusk would not arrive for many hours; but the flood of
summer light had begun to ebb, the air had grown mellow,
the shadows were long upon the dense, smooth turf.
Henry James (1843-1916)
American-born English novelist