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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer's Waning


" When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away. "

~Sarah Helen Power Whitman

The flowers are fading fast.
What remains are mostly wildflowers and perennials.
Autumn gardening chores patiently wait.

14 comments:

George said...

I wouldn't so much mind summer beauty gliding away if it would take summer heat with it.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A lovely garden ...

Betsy said...

I love fall. And this year I think we are all going to breath a sigh of relief when the cooler breezes come. I'm thinking mums! ha.

JD said...

Good Morning, just want to thank you for your beautiful blog. It's so peaceful. Thanks. JD

DJan said...

We will be having wildflowers throughout September, once the summer snow has receded. Maybe all the way through October, too... :-)

Sharon said...

George has said it all! :-)

Louise said...

But, then comes Fall, and the glory of the leaves.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture, Jo... I am TRULY ready for summer to GLIDE AWAY!!!! We've certainly had a hot one!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

when it wanes i hope it takes the HOT HEAT with it. before we know it we will be cold and waiting for heat again. such is life.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Our summer flowers are also fading fast, but what remains here are mostly WEEDS.

They are thriving.
I'm thinking I may just give up and rename all the weeds and call them "self-seeding annuals."

Lovely post today!
Thanks... Cass

Denise said...

Hard to believe with all this heat still.

Terry said...

Thers's so much I need to get done before summer's over...

Deanna said...

Such a pleasant and pretty pic.
I'm welcoming Fall/Autumn this year. Our weather has been overly hot. I dislike it and am trying to focus on my blessings!
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Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I'm afraid our new gardens didn't do very well. Between the rust in the water damaging them and then the intense heat...the plants are looking VERY sad. We've lost 3 Bleeding Hearts and 2 Hosta's and the David Austin roses are barely holding their own. NOTHING has done well at all and hopefully will make it through the winter to try again next year. We finally got rain though...Yeay! I bet your gardens still look beautiful Jo. Have a great day!
Maura :)