This purple zinnia and the baby spider on its tip are compliments of my neighbor’s garden.

Another little treasure from the National Botanical Garden, a blue steampunk sunflower.

I’m not sure if these tall water flowers are really lotus, but they look good! Taken at the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC.

These purple beauties bloom in my backyard every night and last a couple of hours into the morning. I have no idea what they are called.