For the Last Time This Year
The outlook ahead for the coming weeks looks cloudy and rainy. The temperatures are dropping consistently to the forties and night times of the low thirties. It really looks like winter is on the way.
I like the framing of this image, it almost looks tropical where the sun and heat rule. We do not have the spectacular sunrises and sunsets like happen in those warm seaside places though, but occasionally in a cloud filled sky, we have some that are memorable. No clouds today though, but many rain clouds will be rolling in by tonight’s end.
The Carpathian Harebell made a re-blooming this fall, so unexpectedly. Our dry summer made a few plants try again. Harebell is another plant that can sustain dry conditions and is planted below the Concolor Fir. They are pretty, but very small and delicate looking. They were planted between rocks in my garden but the rocks have since been moved. They are best planted in a rock garden to show in the best light. They really bloom a long time, but the re-bloom was a surprise.
As the sun gets higher in the sky, shooting into the sun darkens all that is around. I could have exposed for the foreground detail, but the color was so intense, I like the silhouette of the foliage.
The Delphinium was unexpected this late and put out two small flowers. They will be cut down shortly. The foxglove is blooming as well, and quite nicely I might add. We will see what the weather does to them.
This is a reflection of the sunrise because the sun is getting higher in the sky. When you ride the trolley at the Niagara Falls State Park, this is where you pay your two dollars. I have only taken the trolley twice the whole time I lived here in the Falls. It is a nice ride that completely circles the large park.
And as you have read previously, I always let the weeds have free rein after August. The dandelion is usually mowed down before the seed heads appear, but you can see I accidentally missed this guy along with that daisy fleabane. So the month ends still having a garden with blooming plants. And wouldn’t you know, “the autumnal blaze of colors is always to be treasured, all the more so because it is so ephemeral.”
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