Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And It Begins...

My summer flowers are presenting the last of their glorious blooms.  The one above is a sweet wildflower popping up through the pine needles out back.  Several of it's relatives appear too and make me smile each time I see them.

The cosmos are a tad late for me this year but, none the less, they are putting on their stunning display of colors for all to see.


The ever lasting Black Eyed Susan's danced in the gentle rains of the day.  They always stand at attention to greet the sun or the rain.



Pampas Grass prepares for the cold of winter by sprouting it's giant plumes that shall bend and and bow with each flake of snow.

The air blows cool through the screens tonight.  Summer is bidding us farewell and autumn is nipping at out toes.

16 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh Autumn...You cant come soon enough

Marissa ♥ said...

Jill, I was just outside looking at my fading flowers thinking that Fall is right around the corner.

Love your blooms -so pretty!

forgetmenot said...

Autumn is nipping at your toes, but it is still summer here. Several more days of 100+ temps this week. Your flowers are so colorful and lovely. Love the coreopsis! Mickie :)

Paula said...

The flowers are still pretty though. In the 50's I remember the first football game would be a cool night. No more, it can stay hot during the whole football season here.

Michaele said...

Love your descriptions : )

TexWisGirl said...

those are beautiful. we were still 102 today... fall can't come soon enough for Texas...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The cosmos are so pretty. :)

Ellie said...

Such pretty flowers. We are having so much rain at the moment and it is getting quite chilly. We haven't had much of a summer here this year. :(
Never mind I love autumn time.

Gloria said...

Pretty flowers! We want Autuum here too! lol

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty little flowers! I have some black eyed susans in bloom as well.

Dianna said...

Beautiful! What stayed outside, the hurricane destroyed, and the ones I brought into the garage during the storm are struggling.

Good thing it's the END of summer and not the beginning or I'd really be upset!

Valerie said...

The photos of the flowers are beautiful! My cosmos got so big this summer. I brought a bouquest to work today of all white cosmos and hot pink tall phlox in a green Ball jar. Quite pretty. Summer is waning, but I find my flowers are perkier when it cools off. I wish we could skip the 92 degrees predicted for tomorrow. Keep gardening!

Kerri said...

These are lovely!!

Darcie said...

Stunning! We are ready for some fall weather around here.

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

beautiful - really beautiful!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I am so ready for fall and so tired of heat and humidity, my flowers are giving up their glory as well.