A friend has let me borrow her camera...
I am having so much fun trying it out!
Today I was able to photograph my first Dahlia of the season.
In fact, I was afraid as the temps dipped into the 30's that I wouldn't get to experience these beauties.
They were gifted to me by another friend(wow, I have great friends!)
And as I headed out on this PERFECT autumn afternoon,
I realized that this growing season has been a lesson
I have urged the Dahlias on since June....digging the soil around their
tender feet, watering during dry conditions,
and cheering on with words of encouragement
in every passing.
The pumpkins produced gorgeous vines...but
only two pumpkins. I am happy though....we will have one for each set of stairs...
Now we patiently await the ripening from green to orange.
The tomatoes....oh the tomatoes....I ate my FIRST tomato in September! WHAT???!!!!
Then I talked to friends in town who also picked their
first tomatoes in September....which made me feel so much better....less of a garden failure :)
Can you believe these are the plants today?
Do they realize it's the end of September....and frost is soon going to nip
their lush leaves with a silver flash.?
And then suddenly, while I was patiently being patient,
autumn blossomed before my eyes.
The Goldenrod is flourishing like I have never seen it.
(Today I learned it is a member of the Aster family.)
And with the chill of the air, and the turn of the calendar,
came a sorrow for the season that has passed, and a joy for the seasons ahead.
Today I realized that patience
is the thing you develop
sometime between sunrise and sunset.
Happy 79th Birthday to my Mom :)