Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Second Look--September 11, 2013

Fall is the air--sort of. Some leaves are falling from the trees but most of them are green and hanging on. Many flowers are fading while others are just starting to bloom. (As evidenced by all of the allergy sufferers.) Last week we had a nip in the morning air, but it was 90° F and humid today. And except for the allergy part, I'm enjoying it all.

 Here's what I saw this week during my Second Look.

The sedum is in full bloom now. There were a lot yellow ants on it.

Every September in this bed of brown day lilies and tiger lilies, these Sternbergia lutea pop up to add a bit of brightness.

The hydrangea blossoms are starting to fade.

The butterflies are enjoying the second blooming of the sage. (Okay, Ward thinks this is a moth. I think it looks like a skipper butterfly, but I'm too tired to figure it out right now.)

These two late bloomers stand out among the other faded celosia.

We still have a few balloon flowers.

The volunteer marigolds continue to please.

I don't have any baby birds to show you this week, so I'll show you a bluebird feather I found.