last flower

Almost last flower blooming before the hard frost. Liked the blue color and the stamen sticking out. we have gotten down to 19 degrees and will be down to 9 degrees by Sunday, Brrr


Summer is winding down even thou we continue to be warmer than usual. Plants are turning brown and the milkweed seed flies.


It’s almost mid October and still have pumpkins growing. the curling tendrils fascinate me, Enjoy!


I have collected feathers all summer, big one is red tailed hawk, flicker, owl, magpie, and others. it’s fun just to find them on the ground – a gift of nature.

red yellow orange

Aspen are not the only colorful plant My Engelmann Ivy turns wonderful colors too.

kiss me over the garden gate

The real name of this plant is Kiss me over the garden gate, it reseeds itself from year to year so I have them popping up in various places. I just love the mane


Clouds are much better than smoke!

going to seed

We are still going to have 90s this weekend but cooler weather is coming! Things are going to seed, nature herself saying get ready!

and the tomatoes

Had a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes they are a nice bright red and give a little burst of flavor!

another mandala of morning glory and corn

Had fun playing around with the corn and morning glory pictures. You have to be out early to see the morning glories open – heat of the day shrivels them up. There are good shadows in the morning, too.