Saturday, September 06, 2008

Prelude to Autumn

Sunflowers as far as the eye can see -- it's been a summer profligate with rain. With our break in the monsoon, the skies have dried up and our dayside temperatures are fixed in the 90s. Nights are a different matter; one blanket, at the very least. My golden rod now buzzes with bees...

...and I discovered a red gilia which had grown to monster proportions. Unfortunately, my camera has a mind of its own and selected a focal plane right in the midst of those swirled weed bones, leaving the brighter color as a misty garnish.

Despite the lovely R.E.D. of the gilia, we are moving into the season of gold. Example: this small plant covered by small yellow DYCs. BTW, I meant it when I talked of sunflowers without end. Just take a look at the pictures that Rich and Karoliina published on their blogs.


Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

My first glimpse of the golden rod reminded me of the assorted wattles (acacias) that are blooming in profusion--a harbinger of spring/summer.


Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures. Lots of color.

Anonymous said...

Autumn has a beauty of its own!

I love sunflowers.

~Anon in AV.

meggie said...

There are yellow daisies that grow wild here. I tried to get them to grow in my garden, but they refused!

Granny J said...

bro -- you always bring me up short when you talk of spring at this time of year. I really should be used to it by now!

steve -- this year the color is especially great; all that water helps a lot.

anon ave -- autumn brings both a grand finale of blossoms, plus a wonderful collection of seed pods in all shapes and sizes.

meggie -- I was proud of myself for getting an everyday sunflower to grow and bloom for me!

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