I have always loved these flowers. They are in full bloom in metro area.
I always associate these flowers with the month of August. it is almost August.
I grow them because of their color.
The flowers in the picture are considered weeds and are growing where my flower bed used to be. It is still summer and the weather should hold for at least another month. There are so many places to do and things to see . . .
The butterfly is a little beat up but posed for me. I have not seen many of them this year.