Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Bit of Beauty on A Cloudy Day

Last Sunday was a beautiful fall day in our area of the country. A bit on the crisp side, perfect for being outside. I got busy shortly after 1 mowing the yard. I'm hoping this is the last mowing of the season. :-)) While walking back from putting the mower up, I discovered the Clematis was starting to bloom once again. About a month ago I clipped it as close to the ground as I could. For whatever reason about mid-season it always starts to get a bit sad looking. The middle seems to die out while the rest thrives. Do any of you have this problem? If so, I would love for you to tell me what I can do to help prevent this next year.

Now, these pictures could have waited until Outdoor Wednesday, but I was anxious to show you their beauty. lol :-)) Good blogger that I am, I quickly went in and got my camera to take a few shots of this late beauty.

The intensity of the color is incredible.

It almost appears as if I've staged these two blooms, but this is the way they were laying.

Mother Nature at it's best.

If the early frost doesn't hit , we might be fortunate to have a few more blooms this season.Standing at attention. I see we have a visitor joining us.My ever faithful "outside" companion Murphy followed me step by step as I took these shots.
It's very cold and cloudy here today, I hope this brought a bit of sunshine your way.
Don't forget to swing back by for yet another update to the give away basket. I can hardly believe it's almost here.. Can't wait to reveal "all" of the goodies to you. :-))
hugs ~lynne~