Monday, September 26, 2011

Where Did the Summer Go? Garden Shots

Fall arrived last Friday.  It's only three months until Boxing Day.  Where has our summer gone?  I have been doing lots of sewing, but have only some scrap blocks to show for it.  Nothing I can share at this time though.

I thought you might like to see a bit of my garden.  Just a bit, because almost everything has finished blooming.  There are still several Geraniums (Pelargonium) in full bloom.  I love the colours on this one.  I might try to take a few cuttings or move the whole plant inside for the winter.

And here are some Ipomoea.  The first one is a sweet potato vine.  And the second one is a morning glory.  The morning glories volunteered themselves.

This wonderfully large bloom is a Rose Mallow.  I bought this plant at a variety store just a few months ago.  It is supposed to be a perennial.  I've never had one of these before.  I'm hoping that it will come back next year.

And do you remember my Leopard Lily, sometimes called Blackberry Lily? 

They have finished blooming and have formed seed pods.  They really do look like blackberries. 

Mimi is still happy to be able to look outside and see the sunshine.  I took this photo as a practice shot with my new camera.  I still have a lot to learn about that thing.


Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful shots, Hetty! It must be fun taking these pictures with your new camera!

nicolette said...

Love the pictures!
The Summer was like Autumn and now we have very nice weather.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Wow do the seeds ever look like blackberries! That is crazy! What else is crazy is the 3 months to boxing day!! Holy crap I better get some projects done!

W. Latane Barton said...

Hi Hetty,
Love your flowers. Don't you just love the last hurrah of colors before everything turns brown? Hope you have a good week.

dutch sisters said...

Lovely flower pictures!

Barb said...

Beautiful flowers....just loved them.

Oiyi said...

Mimi is so pretty.

Rinie said...

Mimi is as sweet as ever.
And your late fall flowers are just beautifull.


em's scrapbag said...

Isn't fall such a beautiful time for flowers. They seem to do better when it cools down a little.

wackywoman said...

Lovely photos Hetty. It was supposed to be a warm day here; but, we only had about an hour of sunshine the marine layer was so thick.

KaHolly said...

Summer did kind of just breeze by us this year, didn't it? Luckily, the end of summer brought us soome nicer weather.