The cactus-flowered zinnias were such a success this year that I made an effort to save seeds.
As you can see, I have a system of sorts . . .
Trying to ensure that I'll have a nice mix of colors next year . .
Each color goes into its own envelope
As I sat there, pulling the dried seed heads apart and marveling at the intricate structures revealed . . .
I had a vision of Mother Nature, packing away her bright summer wardrobe with a little sigh . . . but anticipating bringing it out anew next year . . .
(Fuchsia -- not what you may have been thinking.)