Sunday, September 5, 2010

Farewell To Summer

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The black-eyed Suzan’s smiling face is brightening the roadsides – and signaling the end of summer. In Arizona, of course, the usual feeling is “isn’t summer over yet?”

 

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The hills are drying out from the rains and turning brown.

 

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Yellow flowers and dusty highways …

 

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Country roads.

 

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The last blooms of Jimson weed …

 

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The bugs have enjoyed the leaves.

 

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My agave has over-grown his pot, which is about two feet in diameter and he will now have a permanent home in the yard – I had this by the front door, ouch!

 

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One of the maple trees agrees that summer is over – here’s the official sign that autumn is on the way – the first fall leaf!

 

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Until next year – goodbye summer!

4 comments:

maría cecilia said...

Everything looks like needing lots of water!! though sunflowers grow very well!!
I have loved your work!!
cariños,
maria cecilia

Sea Witch said...

Lovely in spite of the desert heat. I miss the flora of Arizona. Sea Witch

Karen Valentine said...

Hello my friend! It certainly has felt like Summer is over this past week hasn't it?? I'm sure we will have another heat wave, but the mornings and evenings have been divine!!! Thank you so much for coming over your leaving your sweet comment. The ride sure has been fun!
Have a wonderful week!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Layla Morgan Wilde said...

Witch Barbies are brilliant!