It dropped 45 degrees today... and we received a little more rainfall. Rain is very good. We've been through drought conditions for way too long.
Here's a photo of the bouquet in the kitchen window.
A little closer look below...
FYI: Three Springs ago, I started seedlings from gaillardia 'Fanfare.'
Seedlings from this hybrid variety do not reproduce the parent strain.
However, you might see that a couple of flowers have partially LENT themselves
to a 'Fanfare' inclination.
The variation in color was not as pronounced as the first couple of years, however.
It's still a beautiful bouquet. The late-blooming phlox is due to the fact that I partially dug out plants this past Spring, leaving a few to fend for themselves. :-)
Not Shady... just a happy note for a rather bleak day.