Friday, September 21, 2012

The Last Day of Summer

We are so fortunate to live in an area that has 4 distinct seasons! I have lived in the northeast and as far south as zone 10! Most people think zone 10 - which is sub-tropical - doesn't have seasons, but it too has 4 seasons. They just aren't as distinct and they somehow seem backwards! But you know when the Poinsettias are blooming in the landscape on Sanibel Island, FL that it is winter!

Dahlias from the garden in fall.

Fall arrives in Central Virginia tomorrow at 10:49 a.m. and although I am not a fan of cooler weather, I do love to see the changes that take place. The dogwood trees have just turned a beautiful crimson red  signalling the beginning of the end.

I will be heading out to a spinning retreat tomorrow - and it will be all things fiber - but for today, I think an ode to summer is in order!

The fiddle heads in spring.

Summer's lush foliage.

 Afternoons by the Koi Pond.

Little feet...sigh

 The Chickens

Goodbye, summer. We will miss you!

1 comment:

  1. Your little part of the world looks absolutely wonderful. I'd love to have a garden to plant up, maybe one day! Dahlias are one of my favourite flowers, there are so many colours, and they're all beautiful.

    Jane :D


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