Early morning in the fog of the Ozarks. Looking for the town of Rush, an old zinc mining town. If you want to believe what the locals tell you, it’s the only ghost town between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.
From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship — but it’s hiding a gorgeously colorful secret.
You can only see the light through the stained glass in the early morning. It was built to catch the morning sun, so that if you visit at noon it will be too late to catch the light. The sight of the morning sunlight shining through the colorful stained glass, then falling over the tightly woven Persion carpet, is so bewitching that it seems to be from another world
Apparently sunflowers are aware of what’s going on, even 30 feet or so above them. ;-)
In other news, the ferns are turning brown, heliopsis and silver sage are completely out of hand, and that branch extending into the center of the picture is driving me crazy! (That patch of bright green kind of above the bird bath is all American pennyroyal. Can’t bring myself to pull any.)