Thursday, September 12, 2013

Early September

Over the weekend I was doing a little garden clean up and took a few snapshots to share with you.  Things are really starting to wind down.
This adorable chipmunk was resting on top of my fountain.  He didn't know I was there  :-)

Bright purple berries grace the Beautyberry shrub.  A sure sign autumn is soon approaching.

Joe-Pye Weed has clusters of fuzzy pink flowers.  Folklore states that Joe Pye, an Indian healer from New England, used this plant to cure fevers.  It is always so interesting to find out how a plant obtained its name.

The happy faces of Japanese anemones.

The leaves are slowly starting to turn on the Virginia Sweetspire and the grasses are swaying in the breeze.
Hydrangea blooms are fading.
A pretty hosta flower is still hangin' on.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting."
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Thank you for taking a short stroll with me.  Until next time ...


Sylvia said...

Even so they are still pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are beautiful, Donna!
The little chipmunk is adorable, and I just love the Joe-Pye flower. I have never seen anything quite like it.

Merlesworld said...

The little chipmunk is a sweet little fellow.
Love your grasses.

Terry said...

I love the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, as well as your beautiful flowers. And that chipmunk? Too cute!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Hannapat said...

Beautiful images and little chipmunk is so sweet. Love that saying. A happy weekend to you lovely Donna xoxo

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Great pictures! The chipmunks have been scurrying around here getting ready for winter. You're exactly where I'm at in my gardens. Fall is moving in. It's hard to believe that in a month we'll be seeing fall colors!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so colourful and beautiful photo's Donna.

greetings karin

Cynthia said...

Great pictures Donna and cute chipmunk. What a shot!!!


Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Morning Donna,
Love that shot of the lil chipmunk,
so cute! Lovely shots of your yard.
Don't you just love those beauty
berries, we have some that grow wild
and they are in the woods in the side yard of our house and I rarely go over there, so now I want to go check and see if we have any!! lol

I adore flowers too, can't begin to even imagine or want to imagine life without them.

Hope you have had a good week, and that you will be feeling chipper as can be soon. Praying for that!

Blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Me again.
and oh yea, I forgot to say I loved
that quote by Emerson.......
so true.........

Till next time,

Maria said...

These are adorable. I think I also saw Joe-Pye Weed down here in Florida, you have beautiful blooms.

Beth said...

Hi Donna, The Joe Pye weed is really pretty as are the hosta flowers. I enjoyed seeing your little visitor too!

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