“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome to Autumn

Kiss sweet summer goodbye, here comes Autumn!


We heard the sigh of the first autumnal wind, and even the water had acquired a grayer hue.  The sumac, grape, and maple were already changed, and the milkweed had turned to a deep rich yellow.

"The Four Seasons" by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

The yellow flowers are called Zig-Zag Goldenrod and they are a native plant.

The white blooms of the Royal Standard hosta have a lovely fragrance.

The bees are still busy in the flowers. Do you see them?

Guy Noir enjoying one of our lovely late summer days. Fall is in the air.

The first brightly colored leaf I found this season.

The Sweet Autumn Clematis is filled with this type of
 bee and many smaller ones as well. They and I too, love the heavenly fragrant blossoms!

The gorgeous colors are emerging on these leaves I found in the yard.

Today it really felt like fall. A cool nip in the air, and the freshest of breezes blowing a few leaves from the trees really set the mood for me.  We will be visiting an orchard this weekend for a little apple picking. Hope to have a few nice photos to share with you all.

Have a lovely weekend everyone! ~~ Diane


  1. I'm glad that you and the ever-charming Guy Noir are enjoying these beautiful autumn days!

  2. Such a beauty that Guy Noir!

    Autumn has arrived with all its pretty colours. Let's hope it's a beautiful season, so we can enjoy all it has to offer.

  3. Guy Noir looks like he enjoys himself !
    Your crisp photos were wonderful , I really enjoyed them.
    I must also let you know I adore that little illustration at the bottom of your page with the red squirrels gathering bags of nuts !:))

    1. Thank you! The picture at the bottom of my blog is by Beatrix Potter from her book "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin", published in 1903. It has always been a favorite of mine.

  4. Apple picking! So much fun! I love your pictures! Guy Noir is such a cutey! Autumn is in the air here too ;o) Thanks for dancing with me on my birthday! Have a great weekend ;o)

  5. things are still fairly green here still

  6. Guy Noir! I love it. It's my favorite season.

  7. Aw to Guy Nior! Beautiful photos. :)

  8. Beautiful photos, perfect capturing of a gorgeous beginning to Fall!

  9. Hello kindred..such a super beautiful Autumn tribute...gorgeous images..your garden is fabulous and lush..vibrant! and I love the pretty leaves you collected...so magical! And Guy Noir just adds that special touch..I always love when he makes an appearance!
    Blessings of the season to you kindred!

  10. Dear Diane - love the poem. Your autumn garden is still so gorgeous...mine is tired and worn. Didn't know that there were different kinds of golden rod - wonder if ours is the zig zag type. Ah that Guy Noir looks pretty happy sunning himself - Hope you have a lovely fall day.

  11. Autumn is perfectly summed up in your pictures - lovely, thank you for sharing them. Barbara x

  12. Your garden really is beautiful Diane. You are so lucky to still have so much lovely colour - most of my flowers are finished now. I love the leaves when they start to fall - I'm sad to see the end of summer but can appreciate the beauty of the season at the same time!


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