Yes, the Friday photos are a day late, but I hadn't taken the pictures until this morning. So, I'm either a day late or a week early.
I honestly thought these purple cone flowers didn't make it through the winter. None of the others we planted last summer did. Note: we've had this one for several years and it's been moved more than once. So, either I forgot exactly where this one was, or it did the natural division process and the new half came back like gang busters. There are at least three dozen blossoms on this plant ranging from almost full bloom to a gleam in Mother Nature's eye.
Warning: spider alert.
Granted, it's not much of a spider. I was out early this morning. The sun was just starting to move into the yard and the "neighbors" hadn't started to wake up yet.
Including this little yellow lady bug type visitor. I love coneflowers as much for the "cones" as the petals. Get me in the right mood and I could stare at the patterns in the center until I'm almost hypnotized. Granted I wasn't quite awake yet. It was just a little after six when the did it's famous boot imitation. LOL