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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cosmos forest

There were fifteen minutes of sunshine yesterday. I missed seven and one-half of them, but the seven and one-half that remained were glorious.  These cosmos didn't bloom all summer. They grew. And grew. And grew. Into a huge ferny forest. They have trunks instead of stems. When the weather turned cool, they burst into bloom, and show no sign of retreat.




For a few moments I could close my eyes, feel the sun on my face, and listen to the buzzing of the bees...
And pretend it was summer again.


21 comments:

Jinksy said...

Pink perfection on a grand scale!

Wanda..... said...

You do have an abundance of beautiful blooms to enjoy, wish I had a field of them!

Fran said...

Wonderful colours.

ladyhawthorne said...

absolutely glorious!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, my! How the cosmos enjoyed their brief moment of sun!

We've been blessed with so many sunny days that a misty drizzly day was actually a welcome change.

morningbrayfarm said...

How lovely June! Beautiful photos. Is that lamb's ear you've got planted with your cosmos? You've got a little bit of heaven on earth there!

Floridagirl said...

I too, am going to miss summer.

June said...

Thanks, all.
MBFarm...yes, that's lamb's ear. I really should have cleaned out the old dead flower stalks before I took the pictures, but I didn't have clippers, and some of them are so tough that hard yanking doesn't get the job done.

English Rider said...

Cosmos are so bold and cheerful and then provide seeds for happy little birds. Great staging of them too.

elizabethm said...

Wow! these are about twice the size of mine. I pulled mine up today too in readiness for the reorganising of the cutting garden. They were still flowering away so I felt quite bad but nothing like these!

Barb said...

I think I might try Cosmos in the mountains next year. It's always cool there, so maybe they'd survive (and bloom). Glad you got some sunshine on your face, June!

Friko said...

Cosmos in spite of a sunny day. Almost as good.
Read your last post as well, have you thought of a daylight lamp? I'm looking for one myself. SAD coming up soon; I'm still spending as much time as I can out of doors but the end is nigh.

#1Nana said...

I'm in Texas today and we had a glorious sunny day in the mid-80's. I don't want to go home to fall and long bulky sweaters and shoes and socks. I love bare toes in the warm breezes. The flowers are beautiful...I'm glad you had some sun today too!

June said...

Friko, I have thought about one of those lamps. I just haven't bought one.

Hilary said...

What a beautiful post-summer gift. I love Cosmos. These are especially wonderful.

Word verification is "dropatin." I just dropatin to say hello. ;)

Susan said...

Your cosmos are beautiful. That first shot would make a great painting. Super photos.

Pauline said...

such lovely color! and just the thing to lighten a gray, rainy day here.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Very beautiful flowers!

Lynette said...

So, that was Indian summer, huh?

Kay said...

What wonderful color in a fall garden! I have been looking for ideas for brightening my fall and winter garden area. I guess it is on my mind because it is raining and dreary here today. One site I found that had good garden color ideas is www.coffeeonthepatio.com.

Lord Wellbourne said...

Beautiful! I love the weathered urn. You captured the bee's smile perfectly.