I don't have much to say today, so instead, I wandered about the garden taking close ups of colorful blooms to carry me through the long, cold winter and remind me to "just remember, in the winter, far beneath the winter snows, lies a seed that with the sun's love, in the spring, becomes the rose". Thank you, Bett Midler, for that memorable song.
So, without further ado, here are my beauties of the late summer garden:
No late summer would be complete without the addition of the ever sunny Black Eyed Susans
The geraniums, wintered over from last year, exceeded my expectations in the deck pots. They will find space in my indoor winter garden again. Just think of the money I saved by not having to buy them in the spring!
The front dooryard garden I planted last year has filled in nicely and the little Japanese Maple thrived despite being bent over to the ground by the snow plow.
The sedum I planted next to this rock is thriving. I love planting sedums in dry, rocky locations. Heaven knows, I have plenty dry locations in this garden.
The veggie garden continues to produce prodigious amounts of yellow squash. The tomatoes are doing nicely, but I think I still need to amend the soil with more composted manure next year.
Not one to limit my appreciation of color to my own garden, we like to take walks along the shore in Sorrento. Here is a nice shot of our favorite bench overlooking Sorrento Harbor.
And, of course, my favorite little red sailboat never fails to elicit my attention. I can't count how many photos I have of this sweet boat.
Well, since Blogger seems to have decided that I've posted quite enough photos, I'll have to save the picture of Sluggo chasing his tail for another time.
Meanwhile, I sign off, as usual......
Life is Good,
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