Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Last Blooms of the Season, and The Girls

Hi Folks! It's been an absolutely gorgeous day here today! Perfect blue skies, light breezes and temps in the upper 60's to lower 70's. Just perfect! So nice that I got out the camera and took a walk around our yard to see what might be still blooming. We've had a couple of frosts, but not a real hard, killing frost yet. Here's what I found >>>

Yellow Buddleia

The last of the white cleome.

Chinese Snowball Viburnum

The mums by the mailbox full of buds.

The 'Nanho Purple' buddleia.

The 'Encore' azaleas. They are looking kind of raggedy, but I love the color!

Those are white berries, not blooms! It's a white beauty berry bush.

Here is a closeup of the berries.

I'm not sure what this is, but I think it may be 'false aster'. It is a constant bloomer from mid spring until frost.

Pink 'knock out' rose.

David Austin rose 'William Shakespeare'

The promise of things to come; the pale pink camellia bush is just full of buds!

David Austin Rose 'Heritage' is a haven for insects! See that tiny bee in the center . . .

and this guy hiding out among the petals. I hope he doesn't think he's found a long term home, within a day or so all the petals will fall and he'll be out in the open again.

Oh, and the girls, well, they are a constant source of affection and enjoyment to us! Every day, about 2 pm they get all excited and can't wait for 'daddy' to get home. Here is a picture of them on the sofa, waiting and watching out the front door . . .


And Bessie has a unique talent. She sits up on her bottom, her short back legs tucked underneath. She loves to stand at the door, looking out for the truck to pull in the drive.

And of course, who could say no to a face like this, now tell me???

She couldn't understand why daddy wasn't home yet, even though he wasn't due for about 2 1/2 hours!

I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying pretty (and colorful) fall weather. Blessings, Becky


Anonymous said...

Your doggies are the cutest! I love all your pretty blooms. I have the same color Encore azalea as you and I have a purple beauty berry but have never seen photos of the white variety. It is very pretty. It certainly was a beautiful day to enjoy being outside.

K-Sue said...

I've never seen white beauty berry - pretty. And the dog sitting up is cute.