Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Or maybe it was the stone water features all burbling away in the lean golden light of late afternoon, their leafy patterns, stone lions and carved acorns looking more pagan than suburban.
Maybe it was the ragged remains of the last trees for sale, listing against each other.
Either way, I needed to temper the cheer of my front step flowers with something a little darker.
So I got this little fellow.
He added just the touch I was looking for. To me he spoke of rustling leaves soon to dance and blow and the far off stirrings of the snow queen.
I added this swirl of pheasant feather (not real) for an extra bit of texture.
Ah, now I am ready to meet Autumn at the gate.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Well, this sweet little thing, ‘Touch of Class’, has settled in nicely and has now decided to send up a bud. Now? Yes, now. Sept. 16 to be exact.
I hope I get to see it bloom before this warm, sunny autumn takes a turn in the other direction. This is my first summer with this hosta so maybe this is typical for this hosta when planted in zone 3b - or maybe things are just a little off this year?
Either way, I'm delighted to see it. Bloom soon, won't you little bud?
Monday, September 7, 2009
Devonian Gardens, a botanical garden just outside the city run by the University of Alberta. (Oh yes, he loved it, and I promise to share pictures!)
Hope September is sending good cheer your way!