I was hoping the pineapple sage would bloom before I closed on my house. I was in luck —
Iphonography: one of the last photos I took before moving.
Now there’s pineapple sage and bee synchronicity with this week’s photo challenge — I see that someone else loves October for the same reasons I do.
There’s nothing like a clear blue October day for glowing light. This one’s from yesterday afternoon at Squaw Creek (now Loess Hills National Wildlife Preserve near Mound City MO) —
A pile of pelicans
It’s not just October, I love September too — and was happy to get to see my toad lilies bloom one more time.
Plus, this year for the first time there were babies, hundreds of them! They made a carpet of little plants around the mother plant, and bloomed – each one just a leaf with a bloom.
But remember the pineapple sage? Hummingbirds like it too – though they are not so obliging as to hold still for their photo op.
How do you love October?
More on the Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow
Saturday’s Castleberry Hill Loft tour reminded me that I didn’t get a chance to share these photos from last year’s tour. This year’s tour stops were all interiors, but last year’s tour included a garden. Here’s a bonsai for scale —
Tiny tree, complicated roots…
Downsizing trees — this might be one way to have a personal forest for people who (like me as of October 6) don’t have a yard. This one was a paradise, and perfect viewing for a clear blue October day —
And, backing up for an overview —
There’s Sam in the background under the awning, “getting his 500 words in”, talking to the gardener.
An aside on downsizing — after all this time I’m still not quite downsized enough to be Hoarder Came Clean. Moving day arrived too quickly for me to finish, and I still have a storage bin (or two) to empty.
Wish me luck on that?
More on the Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale