dahlias in merlot and pink

dahlias in merlot and pink

an interesting transition from summer to fall hues.

dahlias in october

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in transition

in transition

i love everything about cup-plant. i love its fused leaves that form a cup. i love its daisey yellow flowers. i love its height. i love that it’s native. i love that it is a good pollinator. and now, apparently, i love its seed heads too.

cup-plant seed heads in mi-october (Silphium perfoliatum)

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winds of change

winds of change

apparently, we are suppose to love ornamental pampas grasses, and hate these phragmites. they look very similar, and it’s often hard to tell them apart. neither are native to my bioregion. pamas are grasses. and phragmites are reeds. but that’s not why we love one and not the other. as best i can tell, we hate phragmites because they are invasive. whereas pampas grasses are well behaved, and stay where they were planted. i think both are beautiful.

phragmites

 

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yes, i’d love a cappuccino. thank you.

yes, i’d love a cappuccino. thank you.

this has to be one of my favorite fall leaf palettes. warm, chocolatey, creamy browns. it makes me think of coffee with cream. cognac. leather. chocolate. cinnamon. firewood. caramel. and apple cider. and you? no thinking now, just feeling. what jumps to mind?

 

  • Ginny says:

    I’ll add chocolate chai latte, thank you! And jodhpurs! I dunno why, I don’t ride, but you said no thinking. Have you gotten over your covid booster reaction? I’m still feeling puny…

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    • Hi Ginny,
      I was wiped for two days. and then a little tired and sore the third. Now I’m fine. Hoping you are back to normal too!
      Glad I got it though…my 18 year old came home from school yesterday with something.
      Finger crossed,
      Mary Jo

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  • Susan says:

    Comfy, well-worn leather.

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not not pretty

not not pretty

i try not to underestimate anything. pick up one of these fall lily of the valley leaves and it’s not that pretty. put a bunch of them together and, if it’s not exactly pretty, well . . . it’s not NOT pretty.

lily of the valley leaves

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