Waning days of summer

“God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”                           –Francis Bacon

Hi friends,

I am finding Joy in the last days of summer.  My hydrangea bush is changing color….





A few roses are still blooming……


The sedum are changing color…



Roses surprised me….


Leaves falling already….



Fall grass appearing…


I believe Mr. Squirrel and I went eye to eye….getting ready for winter I suppose.



I am seeing less and less of them.  The doves visit in the mornings.


Cleaning up all the time.  Bob burns these in our fire pit.

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Tiger lily from Mother’s house. Love it…


Many places I relax….


 Sweet Southern summertime, and the pleasure of a garden.


This pink floral pillow is an old Ralph Lauren pattern.  Looks beautiful with this weathered swing.



Thank you for this late summer garden visit with me.








14 thoughts on “Waning days of summer

  1. Colors of pink and purple in the changing of hydrangeas speak of the coming of Autumn. And I love the sedum and green-purple grasses. And Dianne, put those large marshmallows on your grocery list to toast over the fire pit…….make good memories for the Grands. Oh yes, and you need the music of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings blaring from your back porch! And sure…..you will be snapping lots of pics!

    1. Connie, I am sorry I am just replying to such fun comments. I keep those large marshmallows on hand and it might be Alan Jackson and Willie Nelson blaring from back porch. It seems that any one of them belongs at the fire pit. Thank you wonderful friend. I don’t think I could do life without you!

    1. Pam, thank you for your enduring friendship and support. You have Connie and me in total suspense about the dining room. Can you believe two women from Asheville are discussing your new dining room?!

  2. So beautiful. Oh, how fortunate you still have roses. Mine I believe have gone into dormancy but they gave me much joy during the summer. Your hydrangea is so pretty. I love when they start changing colors. 🙂 beautiful

    1. Hi Angie. Thank you for your sweet comments. The roses really surprised me and they continue to bloom. Thanks again!

  3. Hi Carole. Can you believe how I captured my sneaky squirrel! Thank you for your very generous comments. Hope you are safe and dry. Thanks again.

  4. You have a lot of Autumn Joy Sedum! How nice to be able to cut some for arrangements and still have plenty left to make a good showing in your garden. I need to root some in several tother places. Wish everything rooted as easily as Sedum does.
    Your hydrangeas are pretty also. Are they strawberry hydrangeas? I love the pint tint.
    Things are really winding down for me in my garden. It has been very hot here.

    1. Bonnie, thank you for your visit. Things are definitely winding down in my garden. My roses keep surprising me though. Happy Fall…my favorite season. Blessings Bonnie.

    1. Maristella, thank you for your sweet comments. I feel I have gotten to know you a bit through Pam’s blog. Thank you and blessings to you.

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