Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer slips into Fall...

Summer flowers..... are making way.....


(Ahhhh, Miss Dandelion, your sunny face pops up reminding us that summer warmth still lingers in the air....)

.....for rich, golden-orange autumn colours

Mistress Marigold, will you please tell your photographer to keep her shadow to herself? I think it was her head that got in the way, darkening your bottom petals!




Oops, summer swings back in, not giving up yet.....


I love the deep oranges that flowers dress up in to let us know it's autumn..



Ladybug checking out a hiding place.... a place to snuggle when colder air freezes her tiny feet.




Roadside asters show off their bright purple hues...

And leaves begin to change....

Can you see that tiny airplane in the top left corner? It was a race to try and capture the orange leaves, airplane, and leave out some ugly hydro wires. I think I just made it!
Happy Autumn to everybody!

17 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous Wendy... Love the summer colors--but right now, the fall colors are also calling my name. You have some gorgeous colors already. Love that last picture with the colors and that gorgeous blue sky. Thanks!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

peppylady (Dora) said...

I don't have much when it comes to summer blooms.
Hope you have a wonderful first day of fall.

Shortly I'll be posting about fall in North Idaho.
Waiting for the sun to set.

Hot apple cider is on.

Grammy said...

Your photos are wonderful. I an so glad you still have blooms. I love that smiling face hiding behind the yummy ice cream cone. She is adorable.

Maggie May said...

Lovely photos of a lovely garden (and granddaughter),
but the dandelion would have to go!

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

So gorgeous! I love your photos, and even more so, the captions. Wendy, you breathe new life into my eyes when I visit your site. Thank you!

Rose said...

Beautiful post, Wendy! I almost missed that airplane in the last shot until you pointed it out--great capture! Looks like you are really enjoying your new camera and learning how to use it to its full advantage. Is that Jasmine in the middle photo? What a cutie!

I like the colors of fall, too; it's such a pretty season, I just hope it sticks around for a loonnnng time:)

Allie said...

What pretty pictures!

I love the colors on that marigold!

Beverly said...

such beautiful pictures... i have not seen the sun for weeks here in Memphis....we have a stalled front.

Beverly said...

oh, in answer to your question about the pyramid and Max. It is empty. Yes, empty. It used to be an arena, where sports were played, concerts were rocking, now it is empty and we want to find a use for it... I liked your ideas...LOL

Kanak Hagjer said...

Pretty photos! You seem to be having fun with the new camera:) Loved the last shot too. I did try one like that recently----airplane, moon and tree. Of course the autumn colours were sadly missing:( You captured some vibrant blooms. Jasmine looks adorable!

Abba's Girl said...

You take the most beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them with us.

Jean said...

Wendy, these flower photos are all gorgeous! I love the bright blue sky in the last one. Jean

Shammickite said...

Autumn colours are so lovely. The maple tree outside my neighbour's house is turning the most vivd red, gorgeous!

amelia said...

Beautiful pics!!

I'll have to take some and post them soon. I really think fall is everyone's favourite time of year!!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Lovely Fall colors, Wendy...and a cute little pixie too! Your photos are beautiful. I missed the airplane in the last picture until you mentioned it.

Wendy said...

Thanks everyone. Yes, this is Jasmine in the pic. She is eating a banana and doing much better than she was last year (when she was diagnosed with eosinophilic colitis). Can eat almost anything now and her symptoms are much improved.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful series of photos Wendy. I love the fall colors, but not happy about heading into winter..sigh.. Michelle