No slow unfurling for this little Gertrude Jeckyl rose in this season. She rushed from bud to open bloom. I moved a bit briskly myself, as I went from the rose and herb garden to the vegetable garden. I found this lovely round Crimson Sweet watermelon, almost ready to bring in to eat. No need to chill before serving in this season.
I headed up the hill at the north end of the property, to complete the circle I walking. This was my view, looking back into the back yard toward the butterfly garden and the hill that rises beyond it.The circle path of my stroll brought me back to the front of the house, where I snapped these photos of these yellow mums, red mums, and the long gentle curve of my front garden.
I headed down the butterfly garden trail to find a few cosmos blooming amid the mums and silvering foliage.
photos by Aisling, Sunday, October 19, 2008