This is the little purple cone flower that grows in my friend's yard, and since the weather was so hot last week, all the petals curved backward.
I love the color of this cone flower. The light tint of purple makes it stood out from the rest of the garden. I wish I could have taken a shot of this flower from the bottom side, but lie down on the grass at a friend's house doesn't seem like a good idea.
The weather is a bit on the strange side this year. It is either too hot, or too wet. Most of my flowers didn't grow back at all and I only have three zinnia plants this summer.
Have a great weekend!