I like having flowers to photograph, but I’m not much of a gardener. This spring, I had pitched some zinnia seeds into a small bed near the front porch and they did rather well. These, and the marigolds on the opposite side of the porch, are the only color in the yard these days. I seem to have gone a little heavy on the early spring bulbs and neglected summer blooms. This looks like it will be the last zinnia of the season, but it’s a very colorful one.