Sunday, September 13, 2015

other signs the wheel is turning

(besides the shortening days that is)

The cotton is ready for harvest,

the deciduous trees are shedding leaves, sparsely but continuously,

the seed pods on the magnolias are pinking up,

the mississippi kites have migrated,

the pampas grass is sending up it's feathery plumes,

(I think my camera lens fogged up when I rolled down the window of the car to take this picture)

the confederate rose is putting on buds,

that day the wind unexpectedly comes from the northeast,

the ox blood lilies pop up seemingly overnight,

and then one morning, it's undeniably cool outside, 

even if only for a couple of hours.


  1. we had a chill in the air yesterday morning. no oxblood lilies yet here. not enough rain, i suppose.

  2. Yes! And my confederate rose is putting out flower buds too. It is a lovely time of year, isn't it?

  3. Summer is on its way out and Fall is fast approaching.

  4. A pictorial poem to autumn! I love those ox-blood lilies with your Buddha. I think I've commented on that before. :)

  5. my family says that fall comes when I put my old faded work shirt on as a light wrap against a morning chill. I'd say it has come to New Mexico then.

    I just love the photos that you share of the beautiful plants in and around your area.

  6. according to the maps of El Nino, you will have a below normal temperature drip this winter. We will have above normal with less rain fall. Changing climate, so fast and unpredictably.

  7. I'm in love with those lilies!

    And yes, fall is coming... the late bloomers are showing their faces around here, too.

  8. It's definitely crisp around here in the mornings (and by crisp, I mean in the 50s - come spring I'll think that's a heat wave!).


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