Well, they're not dead yet, but definitely looking past their prime...
I was out watering some plants in our front and side beds this morning before work, and took a moment or two for a walk around the house. These tiger lilies are a little past their prime. As they whither in the morning sun, and the end of the morning's golden hour, the low sun angle accentuates the exquisite detail of the flowers.
As the lilies fade, the Yucca plants come into their own, sending stalks of white flowers soaring above the garden.
I hadn't been planning on a morning photo expedition, and so I had my phone with me instead of a proper camera. The Pixel 2 camera seldom fails to impress, and these pictures are no exception. That a phone camera can render such detail, and color and dynamic range is truly amazing to me. I don't know that I would have gotten better with a "proper" camera. I also relied on Google's Photos online app to do what little editing these photos required -- cropping, and a little attention to highlights and shadows and color are all these images got.