Flowers are perennial photographic subjects, I started the season a couple of weeks ago when Jim and I decided to visit the fields of lotus. While waiting for him to pick me up I started with our front yard. Stalks of Liatris had turned purple already with the rest creating a sea of texture. The most prominent flower in the yard is the huge spread of Coreopsis Moonbeam. It has created a mass of yellow flowers that almost emit light. Here are some views from the front yard in July.
Later, Jim arrived and we took off to see the fields of lotus. Due to an accident ahead, the travel took a little longer than we expected but we arrived at the lotus fields as the afternoon was winding down. The lotus flower buds with their head high above the water were bobbing over the large lotus leaves. We photographed there for about an hour then made a pit stop for delicious ice cream. The return trip was uneventful, no traffic jams except for a gorgeous sunset. Here are the photographs of and around the field of lotus.