the other cycle

not just the cycle of seasons. there is also the cycle of materials through the garden. spent plants, weeds, and vegetable scraps from the kitchen all go into the compost pile. they accumulate and age for about a year. microbes, worms, and insects do their part to break down the materials. aside from a few sticks and walnut shells what is left is clean compost. the shells and sticks go back into the next pile. and the compost goes into the garden for new plants…

surprise

the garden is switching over from summer bounty to looking sparse. it feels like there is less bloom. and there is. each day there are a few less flowers in bloom. except they are not completely done. the late bloomers are still busy. in fact a few are yet to open. this one opened today. talk about holding back. the flower is 11 inches 27.9 cm across. i think things will still be interesting while the switch over occurs…

acts

the show continues. late blooming plants are now blooming. which is good. still as i look at the rest of the yard where other plants are done the message is clear. it might take a while still the garden will fade around those blooms. eventually the parade of blooms will slow and stop. and parades do just that…

orange

there are things blooming now that have just started to bloom. even though part of the garden is shutting down that does not mean the rest of the garden done. it is time to make crosses for the late garden…

naming

i think this is the first time seeing this flower doing its name. Mascara Snake. usually it has been straighter petals. this one is working the snake…

wide eye

i was going to say big. still this flower is not that big. the eye zone however is trying to overtake the rest of the flower. so lets try that…

extra

this flower is a large flower without adding the extra petal and sepal. it is about 8 inches 20.3 cm. there may be a few seeds from this flower going into next year’s planting bed…

Old King Cole

there is a rhyme that goes with this. and if i did do rhymes any old times. well then i would that i could some other time than the night of this rhyme. like not know its late. so i really must skate. rather than the art form negate. to such a sad dire fate. and drive you to berate. so now that is done hun. close the window and run…