It has been a quiet weekend. I have not gone out at all except to the patio with Charlie.
The blooms are slowly relinquishing their hold on the season and turning brown. I do still have some blooms left. Roses, daisies, and morning glories. I may have forgotten a few more.
The Resurgence Of Daisies:
After I cut back these daisies in the old galvanized wash tub they are making a comeback. Two are blooming at this timew.
These are slightly different from the clumps of Shasta daisies I have in various pots. These have somewhat lacy petals. They remind me of bird feathers for some reason.
The purple morning glories are still blooming, though the others I planted from seed have died back.
The Resilient Morning Glories:
These purple morning glories have crept up in other pots where the vegetable plants have died back.
One thing you can say about these particular morning glories is that they spring up everywhere and are quite resilient. They come up in the oddest places and bloom like crazy.
Lack Of Bird Photos:
Speaking of birds, they have been quiet this year. I have only been able to get a few photos of them this past spring and summer.
I know they are out there because they come to the bird bath I keep cleaned and filled for them. Only rarely have I seen the cardinal couple.
Several times I’ve spotted mourning doves and blue jays and mockingbirds. But they fly away before I can get a photo of them.
I do miss the beautiful Eastern bluebirds I had in Texas. They would lay eggs in the birdhouse and I’d get to watch the babies learn to fly. Their blue and orange bodies were so striking it almost took my breath away.
The Last Of The Zinnia Blooms:
I believe I’ve seen the last of the zinnia blooms. These yellow-gold zinnias, my favorites, are the last to go.
You sure get your money’s worth with zinnias. A few dollars for a packet of seeds goes a long way.