Friday, November 06, 2009

Fall Flowers

We've been blessed with beautiful weather this week. Sunny, cloudless skies and highs in the lower 70s. Unfortunately, I've been so busy at work that I haven't had a chance to get out and enjoy it. Today I hope things slow down enough so I can take a lunch break and maybe take a stroll around the neighborhood.

I love having more sunlight in the morning lately. This morning I went outside and snapped some photos of some of my favorite fall blooms: my pink hydrangea and my "all-purple" Mexican bush sage.

And, I got a good photo of the neighbor's cat. We call him Meowmers. He's gorgeous, and he loves stalking the birds and butterflies that frequent my front porch.

We have a black tom cat that visits the porch, too, and we've named him Franklin. There are two more tom cats that visit sometimes, but we haven't named them. We keep Walle inside; he doesn't "cat around" with the neighborhood kitties. Walle gets excited when I open the windows so that he gets to experience the front porch, too.
The leaves are falling, and I have my work cut out for me this weekend, raking and chopping leaves for my compost. The weather is still supposed to be gorgeous, so I don't really mind the chores. I am actually looking forward to it!


Darla said...

Beautiful blooms here. Our bumbles like to snuggle in our Mexican Bush Sage too!

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Rachel said...

Wow, amazingly beautiful blooms!

Ginger said...

Ooh GREAT shots of the bee! I can't wait until my Mexican bush sage gets that full - it's stunning.

Cute kitty!

Have a great week!

Lisa Blair said...

My Mexican bush sage really takes over that part of my flower bed once late summer rolls around. I divided it many times early this spring, and it has really taken off. Next year, I hope my roses have more time to get big before the sage takes over.

I'll probably divide the Mexican bush sage again next spring, so let me know if you want some divisions.