Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Indian Summer Opus

This must be Indian summer in the Pacific northwest. Yesterday our afternoon temperature came close to 70 degrees and today should see more of the same. In fact this entire week looks to be beautiful... a time to extend our efforts in the garden with some additional cutting back, a little raking, and general garden cleanup continues.

Although we are aware that this time of year signifies a purposeful period of rest and transition, it also provides much stimulus as the colors become more alive and radiant.

The Magnolia stellata 'Star' has begun to cast its copper and golden offerings among the anticipating earth's receptacles while light strikes its magical baton atop 'Swane's Golden'.

Roses and dahlias linger and play among Hebe and lavender, while the slowly rising percussion of flowering Pampas plumes softly spotlight participation.