because of the cool nights that have arrived with the fall season. However, the days are still very hot and bright.
and among this drying up, there is still a lot of green
and a lot of blooming.
I love the wild flowers here on the prairie. They are strong and resilient .
The colorful, thorny cactus is striking against the yellow and browns of the brush.
It grows any where it pleases, against trees, along the grounds,
and up against the barbed wire fences.
As hard packed as the ground is, I am always amazed to see
the most delicate flowers blossom.
Closer to home, the woods that I am creating gardens in, are still a little wild and rough,
but are showing their beauty with the flowers I have planted there. I love old weathered tubs.
They make great garden containers for rose moss.
The crooked and low branches of the mesquite trees are perfect for hanging baskets of flowers. There is just enough sun and shade to keep them vibrant.
The morning glory has found a perfect tree to climb.
Again, rose moss in old containers, smooths out the roughness of the woods..........
don't you think?
The pond is also full of color. The fish have gotten larger and brighter.
I love their fanciful long flowing tails.
And we also have a few croaking visitors.........who , no matter how dry and packed the earth is.......know where to find the pond. I call him,
How about you?
Are you getting beautiful colors around you with the coming of fall?
Are there certain spots drying, speaking of the sleepy time of winter approaching?
I would love to hear!