In the evening, with the sharp summer sun set, the humblest blooms catch your eye.
At the top are the late summer flowering of an unknown, undistinguished hosta that serves as ground cover in a shady spot in our side yard.
This is a clump of bloom from Phlox paniculata ‘David’ — a common garden plox in a mildew-resistant variety that is in the last throes of bloom. The foliage is tired this time of year, and the blooms are less full. But like many fleeting things, if you look closely for the moment, it’s beautiful.