Milkweed fluff and seed bursting out its pod

Milkweed seed pod
Milkweed seed pod just as it's first splitting open

Gayfeather flowers
Stems of delicate Gayfeather flowers

Snakeweed flowers
Clusters of Snakeweed are bursting into bloom

Spreading Daisy
Spreading Daisy blooms brighten nondescript plants

Rabbitbrush (a.k.a., Golden Bush)

Lichen rock
A beautiful large lichen rock nestled in drying wild grasses

Maximilian flower
Maximilian sunflowers, one of the last wildflowers of summer
(last night the temperature dipped into the 30s for the first time!)