I know, it is still summer. We never really had a summer here. We had maybe four or five days that were above 90. It was usually mid to high 70's. Perfect weather, if you ask me.
My sister came for a visit yesterday, and we went to town. At the last minute, I ran back in the house and grabbed my camera. Just in case. I'm so glad I did. We found this along the highway.
A nice stand of yellow flowers (coreopsis, I think) in front of a bank of sumac. Of course I made her stop. If I were alone with Mom, I wouldn't have taken the chance. It was windy already, and the whoosh of cars and semi-trucks going by made the flowers sway even more, making focus a challenge.
We took the long way home, driving the back roads. My place is just off the lower left corner, way in the distance here.