As you know, we’re in our hot and dry time of the year and the asters and daisies seem to like that. With all of the purple around, I nearly just passed this one by, but upon looking closer, I found it was a different species than the others that I had photographed earlier. I don’t know what the “giant” and “great” in its name is about, because it’s really not very big. Has a pretty home though, close by the water in Lynch Creek.
I hate to admit it, but this shot was almost an afterthought and I only shot the one frame of the bud. I took several of the fully open ones which were down in some very tall grasses, but I liked this one best. Maybe some day I’ll learn.