Although I go back to the Pt Defiance Rose Garden to see the rhododendrons, iris, rose, and dahlias, often times it’s unknown flowers in the surrounding beds that take my breath away.

Thursday was no different. I have no idea what these flowers are, but I love them when they first open,

Rusty colored flower just opening

and even more later when they are fully opened.

Rusty colored flower open

On the way out of the garden I noticed this striking flower,


also unidentified.

Although none of these are more or less beautiful than the dahlias or the roses, their newness struck me in a way that the flowers I expect to see often don’t.

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