Wrapping up a very long writing day but wanting to share this photo before I crash. This stand of magnificent cosmos is about half-a- block from my house. The flowers span the entire width of the front year. Year after year, a courtly gentleman tends to them. We don’t have a language in common, except, of course, big smiles, applause . . . I took the photo today when we went out for a we’ve-got-to-enjoy-this-beautiful-day, if only for 15 minutes. Some of the stems are close to six feet. It’s awesome to stand beside them, look up, feel the sun .