Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Enjoying Late Blooms I

Between the mums, the asters and the rudbeckia, there is still bright color, in spots, between the fading and dying plant material. Some blooms are a bit battered and chewed and the nights are getting colder and colder. Since October begins today, a frost is possible any time in our area.

I love how my copper bucket planter has developed, now that the sedums are nice and pink.

I labeled this collection of photos #1 because I have another set of blossoms that are more pastel, fresh and just opening, despite the lateness of the season. I'll display those images in a day or two.

The comments left about my Wordless Wednesday were really fun this week! The "critters" in the secret garden were wild boars and a free range chicken, in case you are still puzzled. The chicken is a little harder to make out, but if you look closely, you can see a beak, made of sticks, of course. A year ago, the end of October, I spent 10 days in Tuscany doing day hikes in the hills and yoga in a castle. That's right a castle! We stayed on an amazing estate which is still a working organic farm. The gardens were wonderful, including this secret garden where an artist had made these neat critters. I'll post more about this amazing place and area, and our adventures there, as the month winds down.

Thank you for all your help with voting in the blog poll - WillOaks Studio landed in first place for "Other Blog" and I think I get some kind of badge to put here on the blog. I'm waiting to see what's up with that, now that voting has closed.


PJ said...

your photos are beautiful as always. congrats on the first place!

vanilla said...

Beautiful array of flowers! And congrats on the winning! :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The flowers in the first photo are like bits of heaven. So sweet, soft and beautiful. Your photographic talents always amaze me. Beautiful rainbow of colors and light.

Ann said...

Beautiful flower photos, Congrats on the winning first place also.
Can't wait to hear more about your castle adventure and the secret garden. That sounds awesome.

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

I can't believe these colours!! They are lovely and what a lift at this time of year.
Thanks for sharing them.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful colors of Fall! I love the colors of your asters!

It's getting colder here in Michigan also.


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