It turns out beauty has come of that.
I went outside for a second despite my cough, and ended up stealing a few minutes to catch these images.
Aster with liatris and iris leaves
Jupiter's beard with liatris seedpods and foliage and aster seedpods
It's rare for me to stage a photo, but I broke this poppy while getting into position over the sedum, and it looked so right there.
Pink veronica leaves, seedpod, and stubborn blossom
Aster amid the wreckage