Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick
Usually, by mid-November, the countryside is covered in Cosmos. As to-date, zulch, nil, nada! Maybe it’s the fact that we have had no rain whatsoever yet here in Tarlton (Gauteng, South Africa). These three little Cosmos flowers in my garden are all that is left over from last year’s flowers.