Friday, September 23, 2011

~ This n That ~

Fall has officially arrived. Hot and humid temperatures of Summer are a fleeting memory. As I was walked the yard taking notes of things to do before Winter, I snapped a few pictures of the last remaining blooms. 

Soft pink petals of the For-Get-Me-Nots

The Autumn Joy Sedum becomes more vibrant
with each day that passes.

off her beauty.

Didn't know this guy was here until
after I took the pictures. He looks a bit
annoyed, like I had disturbed his fun.



The fly didn't budge while I was snapping pictures.
I was really going for a close up shot of
pink thorns and the waxy beauty of the leaves.

As the sun shines on the barberry bush
we get a pink cast in some areas, in others
the deep intense red.


on more blooms each day, some the
lighter shade of violet, others are deep
purple.


Thank you for swinging in to say hello. I hope
your Weekend is filled with beauty and
grace.

21 comments:

designchic said...

Beautiful images. My roses are actually so pretty today with the cooler temperatures. It has been such a hot Summer in NC that they really struggled. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~

Salmagundi said...

Great pictures! I didn't realize that the clematis would still be blooming there. Around here, they have been gone for a month. Sally

Maison Mutt said...

Looks like your friend the fly wanted all eyes on him! Beautiful photos. HPS!
Wags, Niki

poppilinnstudios said...

Pretty flowers. Love that little praying mantis in the roses! It does look annoyed!
-Lynn

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the Rose of Sharon pictures. It's taken ALL summer for mine to start blooming. I'm hoping for a long fall so I can enjoy them for awhile. :)

Great clematis pictures too!

Have a great weekend!
Pam

tami said...

I really love you Fall blog header, Lynne. Beautiful photos to enjoy while we still can.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Seeing Each Day said...

Enjoyed looking at all your pink flowers - really really loved the 3rd one, could easily see that on a greeting card.

THE STONE RABBIT said...

HPS, Lynne. Your yard is so full of beauty!!! Even that Preying Mantis is beautiful/handsome? :) They sure look like they're giving the "evil eye", don't they?

Just watered my pots of plants in front and back. I've neglected them in these cooler days....and they were telling me that by shriveling up! :) Hopefully, they're revived for a bit longer.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

L, Dana

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really lovely photos. The sedum is unbelievable. I have some new yellow knock out roses. I sure hope they survive the winter. Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Your pictures are beautiful!
The praying mantis seems happy in your garden.
Enjoy your weekend!
xxxooo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You still have a good bit still blooming - thanks for sharing with us. Only thing I have left is some wax begonias that are on their last leg.
Enjoy your weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You still have a good bit still blooming - thanks for sharing with us. Only thing I have left is some wax begonias that are on their last leg.
Enjoy your weekend.

Dolores said...

All our plants and flowers look pitiful from our extreme drought. I love looking at your beautiful flowers..... it almost looks like springtime!
The Knock Out Roses are wonderful.... I have 2, and they're blooming, bless their little hearts.
Hugs to you sweet friend,

Anita said...

Lynne, you have a lot of pretty plants!! I love your autumn joy sedum...my mom gave me some last year and I am really enjoying the colors. Love your barberry too. Thanks for stopping by!! It's nice to "see" you!!

Anita said...

Hi Lynne, I was not sure my comment went through, so here I go again! Love your plants especially the autumn joy sedum and the barberry. They are all lovely!! Thanks for stopping by:-)

Really Rainey said...

I wish I could grow Clematis here... They are so beautiful!

Rainey

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Beautiful photos...we are still in the 90's so no fall for us yet...
Happy PS
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Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, this looks like Spring! All of your flowers look amazing! Sure lifts my spirits to see all this beauty! XO, Pinky

pinkkandy said...

Happy pinkness...Happy Autumn....I am so excited for Fall, I know you are too !!It just makes me want to cozy up...enjoy your week-end!
God Bless You
Kandy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's 8pm and 68 degree's outside right now. I am loving it!
Your pink forgetmenots are so pretty. Not much pink in my yard right now. Mostly the golds and oranges colors are beginning to bloom.
Ummmmaa...that fly looked pretty big to me, Lynne and it looked like the kind that might like to bite??? Flies make me crazy...
Mona

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the forget-me-knots! They were one of my grandmother's favorites! :)