So to cement the feeling I conferred with the field flowers who agree it's still summer, at least in some degree.
Volunteer portulaca in a crack under the eaves where last year's hanging baskets hung.
Chickory, which is the nicest clear blue color without purple overtones.
Queen Anne's Lace (aka wild carrot) with it's one black center flower. Anybody know why that's there?
Turk's cap lily with fun spots and curled petals.
A mystery flower. It's growing right on the edge of the road so who knows where the seed came from. The flowers look too full to be ragged robin and not quite right for northern plains blazing star. Maybe a cultivated escapee? Centauria? In any event, it should know it's appreciated growing where it is.
And while I don't like thistles in the pasture I don't mind them around the back of buildings since they attract goldfinches when they go to seed and when in flower give little lovelies like this a place to snack.
No pictures of goldenrod yet because........that would mean it's late summer :-/