~ Skywatch Friday ~

Our short trip to the beach started on a clear, warm last-day of summer,

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followed by a mixture of clouds and sun-breaks on the Autumnal Equinox,

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and ends today with heavy rain and wind too strong for a walk through the dunes.img_6593

Longbeach, WA – USA

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~ Good Night Summer + WPC – Frame 4 ~

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Longbeach WA – USA – 9/21/2016

sun sets
constant as
ocean’s drumbeat
ever-changing
as breeze to wind
sun ushers evening
and summer’s end

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~ Wordless Wednesday – Beachward Bound! ~

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~ Mr. Lincoln – In A Vase On Monday ~

A few years ago, my Mr. Lincoln rose was almost dead — only one stalk was healthy enough to save. Now it is thriving and has provided blossoms all summer long.

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Rosa ‘Mr. Lincoln, Dianthus barbatus, Hydrangea macrophylla

On this last Monday of summer, I feature these deeply colored and fragrant roses with bright Sweet William and fading-to-fall Hydrangea.

 

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden  for providing the inspiration to find what’s blooming in my gardens every Monday. Soon, the only blossoms will be toadstools!

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~ Skywatch Friday – Big Weather! ~

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Vancouver, WA – USA

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~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC: Edge 2 ~

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Odell Lake, Oregon – USA

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 Photo Challenge: Edge

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~ Hearts & Flowers – In A Vase On Monday ~

Tomorrow is our 47th wedding anniversary, so placing this small pink posy in a heart shaped vase seemed just right.

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Hylotelphium Herbstfreude aka Sedum telphium ,’Autumn Joy’, Lobularia maritima – sweet allyssum, Rosa ‘The Mayflower’ aka Austilly ‘The Mayflower’, Ocimum basilicum Lemon Basil ‘Sweet Dani’

For a bit of fun, I played around with saturation to create something of a ‘Victorian’ effect.

For inspiration and ideas to keep your garden blooming, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden .

 

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