Summer is over in GriggsDakota. That was painfully apparent when I saw the meadow.
It doesn't seem long ago that the purple cone flowers were in full bloom.
Their bloom has gone, as the spider looks for a spot to hide.
The memories are fresh and clear.
The cone flower has produced a seed pod in the cone.
The seeds will scatter, remain dormant through the winter. Some will be eaten by birds or animals, some will be blown into places where they will never grow, but a lucky few will sprout.
There are many cold dark days before the coneflowers will bloom again in GriggsDakota.