This is all that is left of a big, beautiful dahlia plant. It had already reached the top of the trellis. I was so excited about getting some great dahalia photos this year.
My other dahia plant. Thank goodness I only planted two, or I would really be heart-broken! I'm hoping they may still somehow come back, but they probably won't have time to bloom.
Weeds that pretend to be flowers. They usually grow back in the middle of the flower bed where it is almost impossible to pull them out.
I edited this one by applying a black and white filter, then a negative filter. I like the way it makes it look like the light source is coming from the bottom of the shot.
Even day lillies that one stay open one day are interesting when edited with a chalk filter, then soften with a transparency.
This is a form of yarrow, which is an extremely hardy plant. It does have nice, lacy white flowers, but it is very aggressive. I have finally resorted to pulling it out as if it were a weed. Given half a chance, it would take over.
Edited with a black and white filter, then highlighted by changing the saturation and contrast.