Sunday, August 29, 2010

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 are patiently waiting.

Divide the Water Lilies and Iris

Inside the potting shed

A nightly visit from moma deer and baby, eating from the apple trees.

Rose of Sharon

"How sociable the garden was.
We ate and talked in given light.
The children put their toys to grass
All the warm wakeful August night."
~ Thomas Gunn, Last Days at Teddington


MadSnapper said...

at least when summer is gone you will still have all these beautiful things in your yard, minus to blooms, but they will return next year. you have the most lovely "things" I have ever seen. especaily like the push mower, but to look at only. been many a year since i pushed one and not interested in doing it again.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm glad that you're feeling like blogging once again--Your post today has such beautiful pictures (especially the passion flower) and verses too. The feel of fall is in the air, but summer is being a bit stubborn and is returning to Virginia, at least for a few days!

Barbara Anne said...

What beautiful images and I especially love the ethereal Queen Anne's Lace!

I wish our potting shed was so neat and pretty.

You're a gifted photographer and I hope your home is adorned with your framed (perhaps enlarged) photographs!


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful tribute to late Summer, Jo. Except for our Roses, most other blooms are gone. Our Autumn Joy Sedum hasn't bloomed yet --but that is about all. We'll plant some Pansies in late fall to give us color for the winter/spring.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Khaki said...

I loved your post ..the phots..the quotes and my shared sentiments as fall begins to slip in and take over slowly as summer retreats here in nothern MS. The anticipation of fall makes it all the more sweeter. I container garden and many plants are spent as summer's heat took their toll. Ready to enjoy the last hurrah of some flowers that will come with cooler days (somewhere in the 80's) and time to be out poking about my favorite nurseries for some fall things. Transition time and I welcome the change.

DJan said...

Did you get those deer pictures with your new camera? They are GORGEOUS. Your life, like mine, is meant for us to do what we want to, not what anybody else wants us to. You're a good friend, and I appreciate your posts so much.

George said...

Your garden is still beautiful.

Unknown said...

Great photos, especially the one with the rusted spade hanging on the door frame!

jerilanders said...

We are grateful for the joe-pye weed, I see you have it too., and the black eyed Susan are still standing tall. Woe is me, I will miss all the gardens!
p.s. the stove is electric, it is a reproduction of a 1903 stove.

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely series of photos Jo, your garden is a place I would like to spend some time. Such serenity :)
An English Girl Rambles

Unknown said...

Oh I am soooo ready for Autumn, I think we all are out here. The Hubster has noticed the lawn is slowing down, so maybe there's hope on the horizon! Beautiful piccies, I am still awaiting my Passionflower to bloom after 2 yrs!