and summer is almost at an end. I love and look forward to
the arrival of fall, yet, I still feel a bit of sadness to see
the time pass so quickly. Now is the time that I start to gather
the seeds from the flowers that are growing in the gardens.
I paint each particular flower or fruit onto an envelope and place in
the seeds to be used for next year's planting. I have plenty of seed
to send to friends and loved ones as well.
You may wonder about the "moon flower" packet for seed?
This is a moon flower in our back yard. It is also known as
It blooms large white trumpet flowers that are beautifully
fragrant and it only blooms in the very late afternoon and
through the night.
The days are still very hot but grow shorter. The Monarch butterflies
and various migrating birds have made their way here,
stopping to rest, to get a bite to eat, and then in just
a few days they hurry on their way to wherever it is they are going.
It seems that after Labor day the young people head back to school,
the working folk settle back into their jobs, and the
shores of lakes and beaches are quiet and lonely looking
as everyone has left to get back to"busy" with their
lives. Mornings here begin with a coolness and I am
lured to just "sit" outside for a bit until the morning sun
burns the chill away. Soon it will be chilly enough in the
evenings to linger out by a crackling fire to watch the setting sun
end the day.
Here's wishing you pleasant mornings and afternoons of
these last summer days.