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.
no time for photography these days but I have a list of places on want to go and things I want to photograph. This shot was literally right outside my back door where the flowers are still visible among the weeds.