Summer’s end

Today is the first day of autumn, but you’d never know it around here. 95 degrees yesterday, and probably today too! It’s getting a little old, but I shouldn’t complain after the beastly winter we had last year. Please, no more storms with four feet of snow.

Here’s what’s blooming in the Washington D.C. area….


Beautyberry or Callicarpa. It really is this color.

blue light

I caught this mahonia at the end of the day when the sun was just hitting it. The blue background surprised me afterwards. “L’heure bleue” was a little early that day.

I think this is a lacecap hydrangea, but I’m not sure. It’s awfully late for this spring-bloomer, but maybe the extra-warm days have extended it.

The photo below signifies summer’s end for me the most, because I’m no longer working in the garden. This year gardening has mostly consisted of watering new azaleas and transplanted forsythias so they don’t die in all this heat. I’ll probably clear out the cobwebs and plant a few bulbs, though.

Summer's end

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4 Responses to Summer’s end

  1. 36x37 says:

    Wow! Did you take these photos in your own yard? If yes, I might just bow down in admiration. I’d take a picture of my own garden for you, but everything in it has been brown since early August. Not a pretty purple bud in sight.

    Lovely, as usual!

  2. Oh, I wish! The only photo taken in my yard is the last one with the cobwebs! The others are from a beautiful garden in the area. We’re on water restrictions, so I’m not sure how that one is staying so green. We need rain–badly.

  3. Caroline says:

    Beautiful pictures. Truly inspiring.

  4. Thank you and welcome. 🙂

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