This is my favorite time of the year - the height of summer, or, high summer! Everywhere I go, bright-orange tiger lilies spring from the roadsides. For me, the tiger lily is the emblem of summer. They, like other day lilies, appear for just a short time, so I try to imprint their image on my mind, along with all the other lovely things about summer.
As I was driving along a back road yesterday, I came upon this crowd of sunflowers. I stopped the car so I could admire them. Yesterday was the sort of day that was just perfect. Warm, comfortable, flowery and bright.
The last two pictures were taken at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.