Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Thursday Again

There are 12 months in the year beginning with the month of January.  However, I think many of us feel instead of January being the beginning, it's September.  After all, school begins, which doesn't happen in my household but did for many years, Bible Study begins anew next week, Book Club is back after a brief hiatus, my Thursday evening church group begins gathering again this evening, etc etc.  I am sure that many of you will agree that September is the beginning of a new year and a new season which means the end of another.  Like the end of everything there are good memories and some that you would rather forget.  As I walked through my garden this morning, the thoughts of some flowers are just a memory, the early blooming clemantis, the daylilies in so many dazzling colors, the monarda that has just about taken over a good 1/3 of one side of the garden now, all are just memories.  But there are a limited few that are still blooming and a few barely hanging on...

There are the hydrangeas that begin their lovely transformation of bright pinks to the ever-so-slight tinges of green.

The roses are blooming again due to the sun shifting resulting in another round of rosy roses.  They are awash in sun early in the summer, but after the trees are fully dressed, the roses tend to be in more shade than sun during most of the summer.  Now that the sun is lower in the skies the sun is again shining on these lovelies and to show their happiness they are blooming again. 

This reminds me of an old abandoned house, cobwebs over the windows and doors.  Guess the birds have already flown south.

These are the "barely hanging on" that I was referring to.  Looks like this one is in the spotlight it is so bright, but in reality the sun was shining rather intensely earlier, now the clouds have moved in and the weathermen say rain.  I do think flowers remain beautiful even as they begin to fade.  Linking up to

The very last of the Becky Daisies.  Another flower I would recommend for all gardens.  She begins to bloom in late June/early July and you can see still blooming into the 2nd week of September. 

The crabapple berries are beginning to fall.  Some are red and round and cherry looking while others are already shriveled up.  I should enter this in that Texture Thursday challenge, don't even have to add anything to this, it already is loaded with texture....poor thing. 

I must admit this is not in my garden.  As I was driving home on Tuesday these were growing by the side of the road and like all of us that have their eyes peeled to the roadsides (and not the road)  looking for an interesting subject to photograph, I immediately stopped.  My guess is they are a weed, but a mighty purty one with that green & blue bokeh in the background.

So, it's Thursday again, and September again, and a new season again.  I hope all of your memories of the season past are pleasant and that the season ahead will bring great joys. 

"I've begun to think of myself as "independently wealthy" because I realize that I carry within myself most of what I need to make me happy."  ~  Cathleen Roundtree

Until next time.....


  1. You must have the most beautiful garden! Your flower photos are always o amazing.

  2. I never really thought about it, but you're right, everything does begin anew in September.

    Your garden photos are lovely. Somehow even the spent ones have a certain beauty.

  3. Hi Deanna! I had to laugh at your glass photo's below - you know the one's you had taken with "Art" ? lol it was funny what you wrote about the lipstick.
    Also loved the kitty posing so you could use Kim's texture on him.
    Lovely photo's in this post too! So pretty! That's a great comment about the birdhouse and so true!
    Have a great week!

  4. I really love that last shot, but all your images are wonderful.

  5. I do love that roadside find. Whatever it is, it's gorgeous. The bokeh background makes it pop!

  6. That is seriously the prettiest hydrangea photo I've ever seen! I love the daisy too. I'll have to check out that variety.

  7. I believe you are right in that September is the beginning of a new season... time to start thinking about winter preparations.

    Lovely photos -- love to see flowers in all of their different stages. :)

  8. Lovely flowers, beautiful in every stage - just like us! I'm back to my school pick up from two schools. It's nice to be in a small (six square miles, <7,000 people) town. And our Bible Study started anew, too. I feel the crispness in the air and I love it!

  9. Oh, I feel the same way about September, it's almost like the start of a new year. Your photos look wonderful. Even though the flowers are fading, they still hold a certain appeal, don't you think? Hope you have a great weekend :)

  10. Lovely shots! I was just thinking about the beginning of the year today, and I was thinking just what you said. It does feel like a new beginning right now. I work at a university so the school year does make for a new beginning. As a result, my planner always starts with August and ends with July, so I'm at the beginning of a new calendar. It feels good right now. Blessings to you!


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