Yesterday, for me, said summer has arrived when I found a large patch of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia hirta- also known as Black-eyed Coneflowers- while driving through Quabbin Park. All are lovely flowers but one struck me as a perfect specimen deserving of a close up.
The color and shading really is beautiful and each petal is perfectly formed. Although a non-native they are happily ubiquitous during our New England summers. And fortunately “she loves me, she loves me not” generally does not apply to these.
Looking around a bit further, I found one of these stunning leafhoppers on another flower.
Today’s post was supposed to be a recently processed waterfall shot from last August. But how could I not share these beauties?