a seed of hope
[Photo ©2011 William Bosch, Melrose Park, Illinois, USA]
Going to seed has a negative connotation, I don’t know why. Seeds are the beginning of life, a positive thing. A rebirth. This is the last gasp of a summer.
(Larger photo, 2x, available here https://williamboschdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/tower1000.jpg)