This picture of Keckiella cordifolia and Vitis californica is my favorite picture for Bloom Day this month:
And this is my second favorite picture, bronze fennel and 'Honey Bouquet':
The burgeoning Angelica stricta 'Purpurea' could have been a contender, but the focus and contrast are both off. So, no.
With a few more flowers, and a few fewer buds, the dahlias could have been a contender. But, no.
Had I captured Clarkia unguiculata last month, at the peak of its bloom, it could have been a favorite. But I didn't. Alas, no.
A bit more dappled light on the huechera would have made this better. Nope.
Had there been actual snap peas or tomatoes in this picture, along with their flowers, that would have wonderful. But I can't say that I've picked many vegetables this summer.
Tibouchina and blue sky would have been nice. Not so much with the busy house.
I just got this Coreopsis yesterday. I wonder how long it will last before I kill it.
I've taken 100 pictures of Passiflora 'Ebay'. I'm rather fond of the small passionflowers. I like the big ones too, but there's something really exquisite about this bloom the size of a quarter. I'm letting it spread on the ground. So far it's been very well behaved.
Same thing with Passiflora citrina whose flowers never seem to open all the way.
Gilia capitata...in August? I have no complaints.
Also blooming but not shown: Fuchsia boliviana 'Alba', Fuchsia 'Miep', misc. Abutilon, Salvia uliginosa, Madia elegans, Lathyrus cupani, leeks, Calandrinia grandiflora, Verbena bonariensis, Asclepias curassavica, a couple sunflowers, lobelia, Cobaea scandens.
I'll come back at midnight, Indiana time, to add a link to May Dreams. In the meantime, it's Bloom Day Eve.
ADDED: MORE BLOOM DAY.