Sunday, October 10, 2010

CLINGING TO SUMMER

though summer ended last month, wonderful daytime temps have brought out this bee, clinging to the echinacea for all it's worth...slanted fall sun knifes through the blood grass...
mums are just popping open...
i just bought this mountain mint, so pretty and the deer avoid it...
nicotania brightens the potager...
the potager heading towards winter... masses of marigolds glow... tomatoes blush, and then i bring them into the house to ripen, rainbow chard is still going strong, cabbages are beginning to form heads...

3 comments:

sophiemunns said...

Hello Em!
the mountain mint looks delightful. How interesting the deer dont like it...the scent or the taste I wonder?
You're still eating from your garden..thats good to hear...and cabbages are coming along!
Sounds like you are getting some pleasant weather...

we here are having unusually cold weather for spring...AND IM LOVING IT. It been incredibly wet which I also cant help but enjoy... although the latest downpour led to flooding under the house and Ive just rescued precious things from lying in water.. Not good... but Im not going to let that spoil my day.

The quote/pis were god ha...what a find!
Have an EXCELLENT week!
ciao,
S

Kerri said...

Don't you love photographing the bees? I've had a lot of fun with them this summer. That's a great shot.
Thanks for stopping by again, and thanks for the compliment on the new banner pic. That was a great day for butterflies on the Buddleia.
We had our first heavy frost last night. I put some containers under cover and plants sheltered by the house were OK. I also picked a few flowers for a church bouquet, but most of the flowers in the garden were zapped. Now I wish I'd picked more! I was so bummed to lose the beautiful Dahlias, Glads, Zinnias, marigolds and others. A few Nicotiana are still OK, surprisingly. I'm always so sad (and more than a little mad) to see that first hard frost. So much beauty lost.
I hope you get to enjoy your blooms and veggies for at least a couple more weeks.
Your Mums and Mountain Mint are so pretty.
Potager still looks great!
Did I tell you we lost our tomatoes to blight again? But we did get quite a lot before that happened.

Gloria Freshley said...

Em, This is a lovely collection of photos and observations about your potager. Thanks very much for capturing the beauty! Gloria