Where did Summer go?
The watering cans, well-used, gave drinks to so many flowers and veggies
planted on our deck.
Now we’ve picked our last cherry tomatoes,
watered the impatiens and petunias for the last times,
and prepare to winterize soon.
But not too soon.
Give us more beautiful Autumn days to sprinkle thirsty flowers,
though spindly and fading,
just to enjoy the task.
Posted in Autumn, Backyard Play, Family Memories, Fauna, Floral Gardening, Gardening, Jane's Scripture Cards, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures
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This is the last Monarch to visit our butterfly garden in 2016. We enjoyed each and every one that we saw, and thank God for His creation and their beauty! The monarchs enjoyed our butterfly weed, milkweed plants, and butterfly bushes (this one is named “Ruby”) as well as the zinnias and impatiens blooming here.
Read more about Monarchs and their migration here and on other sites that you find when searching Google for “monarchs” and “migration.”
Remember to save your flower seeds and plant in the early spring to help make your environment more butterfly friendly!
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Rain has been abundant this spring and summer. The fauna and flora in our area are all very happy. The best watering comes from heavenly watering, a wise gardener once told me. Better than any spigot and garden hose.
Hosta blooms captured with my macro lens right after an early morning rain:
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Tagged Flowers, Hosta blooms, Hostas, Landscape, natural light, nature, One with nature, Raindrops, Scripture, Snapshots of daily life, Spring, Spring Florals, summer
Fresh. Delicate. Ethereal.
This is just one of the hundreds of Spring blooms in our gardens.
I can’t get enough of this beauty. Simply awesome to see and inhale.
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Tagged After a Rain, botanicals, Gardening, natural light, nature, One with nature, Rhododendrons, Spring, Spring Florals