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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Flowers of Autumn


The longed for rain storm never really materialized.  Armies of grey and cream clouds enthusiastically scudded over the hills and there was even the slight pitter-patter of a bit of rain hitting the dust, but that was about it.  Oh, well -- it's a beginning.

Sunflower Head
We're now in that waiting period after the heat of Indian summer has passed, but before the first frost hits.  This is the time when the annual flowers are in their blazing glory.  The time of year when I've given up with dead-heading, weeding and barely even water any more.  Yet suddenly the garden has woken up in one last energetic burst of color.

Tithonia and Zinnias













Marigolds







Geraniums












Chrysanthemums























The promise of spring is glorious, but I've always been more taken by the promise of autumn.

More Chrysanthemums

6 comments:

  1. VERY beautiful and colorful. I hope the rains come soon. We had two years of drought, but nothing as bad as you guys had in TX.

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    1. Carolyn, as much as I bellyache about our lack of rain, you'd think I did live in Texas where their drought really hit hard. But I'm in California where we've only had a couple years of little rain -- by Texas' standards, that's just the beginning of a drought (it can start raining any time, though!).

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    2. Ooops. Texas, California....same thing, right?! :)

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    3. Identical except for the armadillos...

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  2. I miss summers colours already x

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    1. Funny you should say that -- I'm missing them already too, and they're still in front me...

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