“Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.” ~Umberto Eco
Autumn is moving fast these days as the cooler temps hold on, and gray rainy skies add to the bit of melancholy I have been feeling. Lots of blooms still in the garden and special surprises. The monarch above was refueling in the garden on October 4th. I doubt we will see others now as he must have been a lone straggler trying to catch up with his chums.
As the Harvest Moon was approaching at the end of September, I was out at dusk catching the almost full moon rise. I heard the sound of geese in the distance traveling by moonlight. See them in the right top corner.
And As I focused in on the moon…..
I caught this amazing shot.
Turning toward the setting sun, I then saw this view…..what a spectacular fall.
Autumn has given us many amazing views as we await the foliage fire we usually start to see mid-month. And the cutting gardens are continuing to churn out wonderful blooms so forgive the repeat of flowers used in this week’s vases.
With the cooling of the air and soil, the cosmos will be ending soon. So I picked a batch of tall, large blooms to showcase in their own vase.
I love how the petals dance in the waning light of October….
I had so many large cosmos, that I decided to cut more, and put them in the first vase I ever purchased. This time I cut a couple of Tagetes as a wonderful contrast. I also love the look of this vase on the window sill. Of course I made a little posy to go with the larger vase.
Here are a few more views of the posy with Cosmos, Calendula, Antirrhinum and Alyssum.
I am joining in with a few memes this week as I prepare these vases: Cathy@Rambling in the Garden for her wonderful meme, In a Vase on Monday, Today’s Flowers hosted by Denise@An English Girl Rambles and Judith@Lavender Cottage who hosts Mosaic Monday.
So there you have a few of my autumn views and vases. I’ll have more autumn views on my other blog, Living From Happiness, on Thursday October 29th. I hope you’ll stop by.
What has been delighting you this autumn?
Next up on the blog:
Monday, I will be highlighting another wonderful native plant.
I am linking in with Michelle for her Nature Notes meme at her new blog just for Nature Notes. It is a great way to see what is happening in nature around the world every Tuesday.
I am also joining in I Heart Macro with Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.
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