It’s definitely fall weather in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, but that’s the subject of another post. This one is all about the garden cosmos that are blooming on roadsides and in wild gardens next to clapboard houses and weathered mobile homes.
I was standing outside the bakery in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, waiting for my breakfast sandwich to be made (side note: Smoky Mountain Bakery has the best breakfast deals and those cheddar biscuits are to die for!). It was cold so I walked around a bit and that’s when I saw the riot of color that is the fall explosion of cosmos.
We’d had a bit of rain at dawn, and the flowers were holding on to every drop.
This bloom had been sheltered from the rain, so no droplets but instead a tiny little bug on one petal.
Just seeing these bright flowers on a cold and rainy day made my morning. Maybe it will make your day brighter, too!