And so.. the bittersweet time when Summer is waning, the fields are golden, the gardens are bathed in the changing slant of the sun. Everyone has a favorite season, and Summer is mine. Next is Spring and Fall in that order. The season that fills me with foreboding is Winter. I do enjoy the first part of it -- you know the time I mean. :-) But those months after that fun time are just plain cold, wet, dark and gloomy. But for now, I will enjoy this time. The flower fields across the country road from our farm are looking lovely. Several Laotian families grow all manner of flowers and sell the bouquets at Portland area farmer's markets. I think those vines in front are zucchini, don't you? And I get to enjoy it all for free! :-) Isn't this a pretty view?
Our little rose garden has some very pretty blooms on it.. I vow to cut some today for a bouquet.Little yellow flowers.. I have no idea what they are.
Dahlias, meadow grasses.
It was a very dry summer and these farmers do not irrigate.. so the blooms are sparser.. but still pretty.
The Swan Island Dahlia Festival is starting tomorrow.. and they water there.. I hope to get there and see their amazing flowers.
I love Dahlias.. they are a beautiful flower.
My pretty pink rose.I had walked across our country road to snap the photos of the flowers from a corner gate, when heading back, I got this one of our house peeking out amongst the trees and shrubbery. We are very shaded, no?
This is our barn and pasture, see Dayle on his orange Kubota tractor under the pear tree? He was having a time of it....
When he was mowing the pasture under the 2 pear trees, the roll bar caught a branch and it broke off and hit him on the head! It was a triple branch and landed on tractor, steering wheel and his head. He had to jockey back and forth in order to crawl out from under it, and he had to get his chainsaw and cut it off the tractor! When he came in he looked pretty dirty and bloody.. but after a shower he was nearly good as new, except for some abrasions on his forehead. Men!
The vine maple tree has been turning for a few weeks now..
We finally had some rain last evening.. I was amazed how nice it sounded. It wasn't much, though. It's cloudy today. I guess Mother Nature is easing us into Autumn. I met my 2 sisters and Shirley for lunch yesterday, it is so nice to catch up with what is going on with each of us. Enjoy your Autumn time.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)