Falling into Autumn

A warm, smoky walk recently was interrupted with periodic cool, clean breezes, reminding me that autumn will soon arrive. Colors are changing, some plants come into their own this month, and days grow shorter. Before long, a vibrant and lively atmosphere will replace the worn out days of summer. I always look forward to the show. And here’s a preview of what’s heading our way.

Rudbeckia in my garden.

Exuberant chaos of my prairie garden.

Pennisetum setaceum. A more beautiful grass is hard to find.

A vibrant Sumac hedge on my walking route.

Clerodendrum trichotomum, Harlequin Glorybower. This little tree lives up to its name.

Brilliant Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) in my prairie bed.

And the classic summer Seattle lawn. This one is dotted with leaves from a lovely Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorne (Crataegus laevigata).

I wish you time to make the most of these brief days between seasons. They hold surprises of cool breezes and gorgeous colors.

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