I can feel it. Can you? That subtle shift away from summer and into fall. Cooler morning and evening temperatures, less daylight, acorns spotted on my walks, birds feasting on the faded sunflower’s seeds, and yes, just a hint of color in some of the leaves. Here’s what’s catching my eye right now in late August:
This maple leaf gave me reason to pause yesterday evening as I was out watering. Just a hint of what’s to come!And this Chinese Pistache caught my eye in a parking lot last week! Won’t be long now until the trees are all aglow with gold, rust and crimson hues.I’ve cut back many of the summer perennials that put on such a gorgeous show for us all summer. Still blooming are the Black Eyed Susans,Bee Balm,
Colorful and carefree Zinnias,and a few Hollyhocks!Last September, I went to the outdoor wedding of a friend and fell in love with Sweet Autumn Clematis which was rambling along a split railed fence. A few days later I ran out and bought one for our yard. Just look at it now, happily climbing up the pergola! It’s a new favorite of mine.My brother brought me this rock all the way from Colorado. I’m loving the way it nestles in the roots of this oak tree near our porch. It’s bigger than my hand!A double heart within an olive tree’s bark. Such a delightful find recently!
Tell me, what’s catching your eyes during these glorious last days of summer?
“In summer the song sings itself.” ~ William Carlos Williams