Sunday, August 25, 2013

Late Summer

I'm finding that it takes a bit more looking to find "pretties" in the garden now than earlier in the season.

The full, lush blooms of late June and early July have have given way to the hardy coneflowers and Black-Eyed Susans of late August, along with a few morning glories and some roses that are looking forward to cooler days.

It's good for me to remember that each day carries with it a bit of beauty, 
sometimes overt, 
sometimes more subtle,
and sometimes

completely unexpected.

Have a lovely week and thank you for your visit.


  1. Your flowers amaze me as do your collages.

    I use Picmonkey - what do you use?

  2. Wow what a great closeup of the dragonfly Karen!
    I just bought some Black Eyed Susans to give my garden some color. The roses are blooming for the second time but nowhere as pretty as the first time.
    Have a great week. I hope it's a little cooler than it is here.

  3. Karen your garden is lovely...I find that this time of year there isn't much left that doesn't look weathered and black-eyed susans are just about finished...yours are still looking lovely!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  4. These are beautiful photos Karen and I love the framing and editing on them too. The garden is beautiful right now. Such a lovely time of the summer. Enjoy your week. Pamela

  5. Wow, great photos Karen.
    You did have fun playing with the photo editing - was it Photo Shop? I still haven't decided if I should get it.

  6. Your flowers are so pretty. I did not get to garden much this year and Our garden has shown it. Just too much rain and heat. Soon with the cooler temps I can prepare it for a better next year.

  7. hello

    l'automne arrive , mais il reste encore beaucoup de fleurs
    tout est si agréable à regarder
    edith(iris) France

  8. Your collages are so beautiful, Karen! Love the rose, the coneflower, and the blue morning glory. There is beauty everywhere, if we just take time to look.

  9. Yes indeed, it's a bit subtler in the garden these days, isn't it? Lovely photos, Karen!


  10. I sometimes think my garden is looking a little tired and bedraggled. We need rain to freshen things up. But the flowers, other than the dahlias and cosmos, are definitely on the wane. You managed to find some beautiful shots in your garden, Karen.

  11. Beautiful photos and that shot of the dragonfly - priceless! I adore dragonflies.

    Thanks for this lovely post, and thank you for visiting my field trip home tour, too!


  12. Hi Karen, Its nice to see you posting. We have all missed you. And what gorgeous photos! I just love dragonflies... dragonflies and butterflies are my absolute favorite visitors in a garden. Enjoy all the beauty in your yard!

  13. Your collages are lovely today with some beautiful flowers. Great capture of the dragonfly.

  14. Hi!!! Your photos are beautiful... gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Your garden photos are so beautiful, and the dragonfly is amazing! I love your colourful creative collages too!
    Helen x

  16. What an amazing dragonfly! I love gardens so it was a real treat to visit over from Monica's white bench blog. Catherine x



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