Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pastels, As Promised







Almost reminiscent of Spring, I have been finding small pockets of fresh blooms despite the late season. What a treat! The contrast, in a long view, is pretty strong as so much is going to seed or already dry and dead. But I decided to ignore that part of the view and focus on these fresh, tender blossoms for a few moments of denial that the weather is changing now, and changing quickly.

The optimism of nature: the odds are very good that few of these plants will have time to set seed before frosts overcome them. So this wave of blossoms is for our pleasure and to provide a bit of food for the bees and the bugs.

20 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Pretty pastels! The light blue is lovely!

vanilla said...

I love the bugs on the pink pastel flower! lovely!

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Icy BC said...

Very, very pretty! I haven't seen so many bugs on a thistle before! What a great capture..

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Love the flower head with all the beetles all over it! Very cool!

PinkPoochDesigns said...

They are all so beautiful!!!

I love flowers!!!

I used to be a floral Designer for years. I think that is were my love for flowers has come from.

PJ said...

i can't believe how many different flowers you still have. i saw some marigolds here the other day, but other than that the flowers are pretty much done. these are gorgeous!

have a great day...hugz!

wildcatsthree said...

How pretty! Our flowers are waining as Fall takes hold - although I love the Fall colors and crispness in the air, I am already longing for the beautiful fresh new flowers of Spring.

Ann said...

I love the pastels. Your photos are beautiful. I may have to keep coming back and looking to get that spring feeling....lol It's getting way too cold too ealry for me.

Jen said...

I've got several flowers still blooming though most are dead and dried out, I had several late bloomers and wondered why they were so late. Lovely pictures.

Lin said...

I'm with the denial group--I keep wishing that it would stay warm just a tad longer. You have such lovely photos, I always love stopping here each day.

RE Ausetkmt said...

ooooo the contrast of those lil gold beetles in that pink thistle are just magical.

such beauty only in nature..
hey I see you are still among the Living.. So Ya Leaving the Dead Alone Huh ?

Welcome Back Karen, Please Share the Good News, My Friend.

Pricilla said...

We had our killing frost so there is nothing left here...we goats are now eating hay.

Dorothy L said...

So beautiful and inspiring at the same time.
I love how the little bugs contrast with the color of the petals on the flower.

Very nicely done!

Your Daily Cute said...

I'm not usually one for buggies... but the purple flower picture is fabulous!

askcherlock said...

Beautiful photos with lovely contrasts. I am still amazed at the number of flowers still blooming in our garden. It sure helps with the transition into Fall.

Walk in the Woods said...

So lovely! I often say that the colors of Nature mirror one another from spring to autumn. You captured that beautifully!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Love the bugs!!!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

These are beautiful as always. You never fail when it comes to beauty.

I got my order and I love the way the beauty of the boxes. I will try to get a picture as soon as possible.

The services are today and I hope to get back to normal at my blog starting tomorrow.

Thanks for sharing the beauty Karen!
Jackie

threadsofmagique said...

Beautiful photos as always! There's a blog award waiting for you at our place. Congratulations!

John said...

As quite a few people already mentioned, the picture of the bugs on the thistle is fantastic :-)

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