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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn In The Garden #3 - Double Pink Japanese Anemone

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Autumn In The Garden #2 - Yellow Mums

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Autumn In The Garden #1 - Maple Leaves

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Happy Autumnal Equinox. It's a beautiful clear, blue sky day here on the northern California coast. A perfect beginning to the closing of the year.




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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Summer In The Garden #10 - Soft Pink Japanese Anemone

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Today is officially the last day of summer. Fall begins tomorrow with all its attendant colors, weather, golden light, olfactory delights, and various migrating species. It's my favorite season of the year. A time to put outdoorsy things to bed, as it were. A time when the setting sun and chill in the air drives us indoors far earlier than we would like. A time to bring out the soups and stews pot.

It takes me a while to adapt to this particular change in seasons. I love long summer days that allow gardening until 10 o'clock at night. And I will sit rather defiantly on the back deck now, wrapped in a warm jacket, watching the last of the swallows flit about before they take off for ports south, and the bats come out to play. (If I'm still, those bats will fly just over the top of my head which I find thrilling.

So I'm offering a photo that was taken in the evening with the very last of the sun's rays kissing the soft pink petals. I'd forgotten to take the flash mode off and so of course it went off, giving this beautiful effect.



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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Summer In The Garden #9 - Dragonfly

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Caught with a flash yesterday evening, this lovely dragonfly was still clinging to the large Brandywine tomato leaf tonight, 24 hours later.




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Monday, September 08, 2008

Summer In The Garden #8 - White Rose In Sunset

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Happy Birthday, Cyndeepaws!




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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Summer In The Garden #7 - Crocosmia Lucifer

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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'. Shot in early evening with a flash.






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Friday, September 05, 2008

Mystery Solanum

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Photo taken on Trinidad Head. I'm pretty sure this is a variety of solanum, but I haven't been able to key it yet. If any of you garden bloggers know, please leave me a comment.




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