Forest flowers

Although the middle of summer is the peak of sunshine loving flowers, blooming along roadsides and filling meadows, there are still a few forest flowers that thrive in the partial shade of dappled groves. This aster grows at the wood’s edge, where part of each day is spent in shadow, and part in sun. It is a flower that hasn’t quite made up its mind. This photo shows the essence of its habitat, with the flowers in bright shade and the trees beyond showing the highlights of filtered sun.