I would have liked seeing these all in bloom. The row of spent buds does seem to make a good statement thought that the plant is really putting out abundant blooms. I see an insect also has become hungry and likes to eat the leaves.
When my neighbor Bill cut down the largest tree in the orchard, he had to make a few different cuts at it to get the job done. He had the normal size chainsaw unlike one that a logger would have. The textures really don't show until the light hits the top surface at just a certain angle. The chainsaw cuts makes marks that look like a modern artist had created it on purpose.
The spent coneflower shows that it is now a skeleton form of itself. I don't know if there is any seed left in the dead plant. I do know that some goldfinch liked landing on them when they were still blooming. The whole patch looks pretty much abandoned by birds and insects.
I will share this last photo of the back view of the rose. The sun in the evening casts a strong directional light that lights up the back of the flower. I do have the shots of the front view to share but this seems to be more artistic.
I am back at school today teaching reading and writing. Actually it is a lot of grammar and improving comprehension skills. It is a Monday and the students seem a little hesitant to get started for the day. My blogs take longer to write these days as I have to evaluate the sentences that I have created and make corrections. I am trying not to write like a spontaneous old country boy but that is hard to change. I go back and add subject parts to my sentence instead of assuming you could fill them yourselves. When I am done teaching in November I probably could slide back into my old ways.
Thank you for stopping by today.