The dance of the white cosmos 50841_StaatsEarlier this week I found myself at the Munsinger Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  It was late in the day and the sun was getting lower in the sky.  These beautiful gardens are located right along the Mississippi River.  I’d been here earlier in the year when the tulips, daffodils, and iris were brilliantly proclaiming spring, but now it seems that the flowers are bravely holding on to our last bit of summer.  They bloom as if the days were still long and the nights were still warm.  They dance in the setting sun and promise that although fall is almost upon us, they will return with their lovely faces and welcome us to warm weather again next year.

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