Things look a lot better in the early morning light. A little overgrown perhaps.
Then there are a few that have not fared well without water. Still those babies are sure to save this plant from extinction.
In the front garden the blackfoot daisies show their mettle.
And the Lindheimer senna.
And the lanky liatris drooping over the rocks. We saw roadsides of this fall plant on our way from Fredricksburg.
I spent 2 hours in the morning pulling out weeds in the vegetable garden. All my butternut squash have disappeared and there were at least 20 when I left. Ah well, the price you pay to spend 6 weeks in the wilderness of our wonderful National Parks.