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.

5 comments:

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.

Hermano

worldphotos4 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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