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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pas de Deux

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Such a handsome couple, no?



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Friday, October 26, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #11 - Japanese Maple Leaves

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Sometimes beauty just speaks for itself.




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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Life's A Beach

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This afternoon brought a flurry of emails between Beach Nighters to get out and enjoy this deliciously warm weather while it lasts, especially after last week's cold and wet. We never know when we'll finally call it quits and have to move our gatherings indoors for the winter.

When the weather is this beautiful and the call goes out, we don't have to think twice, we just pack up dinner and head for the beach. Lamb stew, olive bread, red wine, good friends and a spectacular sunset. Life just keeps on giving.







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Monday, October 22, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #10 - Viburnum

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Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Mariesii leaves, brilliantly red, cover this 8-feet wide x 8-feet tall shrub. Viburnum comes in many varieties, several of which grow in my garden.




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Friday, October 19, 2007

Salamander Crossing . . .

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Watch yer step!



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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #9 - Joseph's Coat with Rain Drops

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More photos of this beautiful rose may be viewed here, here and here.




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Monday, October 15, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #8 - Crocosmia Seed Heads

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From this, in the height of summer, to this, creating a beautiful fall display with Japanese maple leaves in the background.


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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #7 - Soft Blue Hydrangea

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This very shy hydrangea is growing in deep shade in my garden. It begins its blooming cycle a pure white then slowly, ever so slowly, turns soft blue.




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Friday, October 12, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #6 - Autumn Clematis

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Sweet Autumn Clematis, which I can't seem to find a sample of online that has any authority, runs rampant over a trellis, engulfing everything in its path including the Jasminum polyanthum, or Pink Jasmine, which is poking its far-reaching vines and flowers out of the tangle. The clematis has a very soft vanilla scent. Pair that with the heavenly scent of the jasmine and you've got perfume - right there in the front yard. In my search for jasmine photos I discovered two lovely blogs, Skippy's Backyard and The Garden Balcony. Please go and take a look, as what I've seen so far is well worth the viewing.





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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #5 - Pink Mums

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I love chrysanthemums; the quintessence of Fall. The spider was so small that I didn't notice it until I saw it in PhotoShop.





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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

"And I Think It's Gonna Rain Today . . ."

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Red sky this morning. High wind warning posted and the air is dead calm. We're in for a doozie.




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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Autumn In My Garden #4 - Comte de Chamborde

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Kissed by the early morning dew




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