Oh look at this beautiful dahlia, one of the last blossoms of the season on the Bishop's Chldren plant.
After several heat waves last month, I didn't think the plant would produce any more blossoms. Some of the buds were drying up and, as you can see in the photo, there are a lot of brown stems and leaves.
So it is especially nice to see this bright spot of color in the backyard.
It will be a treat for the bees and butterflies as well.