No more of the fresh green of the garden in early June, the relentless sun has faded everything in the late summer.
Only the chartreuse Margarita Ipomoea batatas is brightening dark corners on this hot August day.
As the summer wears on it just can't rain enough to battle the effects of the intense heat and wilting humidity so any bit of shade is not only sought out but battled over.
Witness any asphalt parking lot about two o'clock on a busy day. The heat lightning turns the evening air an unnatural rosy pink which becomes an even more unusual yellow green after the relief of a final downpour.
The wind and the angle of the sun are changing.
Soon it will be time for a Labor Day hurricane to come roaring into the Gulf. Until then there's time to wander around the garden to look for the last of the summer flowers.