Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nature Notes

Summer winding down

There's no doubt about it - fall is quickly approaching Ontario. a few shore birds are leaving the Arctic and traveling across central Ontario; many wildflowers  have already gone to seed; and - to add insult to injury - the Canadian National Exhibition  (CNE - an annual event) oprned in  Toronto last Friday.  YIKES! Where has the summer gone?

In my gardens this week:

Largest quare: white butterflies drinking nectar from the blossoms of Russian sage

Moving closckwise: hollyhocks, wild sunflowers, cranesbill geranium "Rozeanne," Echinacea (a named variety but I forget which one) and Japanese anemone (another variety forgotten at the moment).

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27 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour EG, your garden is very special, I'm delighted by these lovely flowers. You prepared a great collage, I love the blue flower, so delicate!
Hugs
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Oh you like and have some of the same flowers I have. so lovely. I took a pic of a White Butterfly today. Is it ESP??
MB

Terri said...

Such bright & sunny flowers in your garden. All I have are some tiny red roses, which the drought is trying very hard to kill.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful series, sad though that the summer is coming to a close...

Lowell said...

Wonderful colors here. Better keep this to remind you when things turn white! :)

Sandra said...

wonderful flower macros, the colors are so pretty and sharp . i saw a tiny butterfly like this one yesterday. it looked just like this, but was about the size of my thumbnail... we have these here but I have not seen a tiny one before.

Sophie A. said...

Lovely colorful images, the one with butterfly is my favorite. :)

greetings.

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful color!

Indrani said...

Wow! Colorful, cheers me up totally!

see you there! said...

You captured such a great feeling of the end of summer with your photo collage.

Darla

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This shows so much beauty. Yes,summer is coming to a close.

RedPat said...

Lovely as usual! The Ex opened last Friday - yikes!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Yes, summer is truly waning. The flowers are still doing their thing though. Beautiful mosaic!

kelley jensen said...

gorgeous flowers and that butterfly is stunning. I think summer is passing way too swiftly.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely colors and beautiful flowers. Your collage is lovely. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

LONDONLULU said...

Summer went by far too fast! I love the gorgeous blooms throughout the collage - at least we've got this to look back at when winter arrives:)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful mosaic this is!
Truly the picture of summer.

Randy said...

I saw my first yellow leaf fall from a tree yesterday. Love the moth shot.

Sandy Carlson said...

What a garden! The colors alone lift my spirits!

Stephanie said...

Lovely colors and array of flowers.

Andrea said...

They are beautiful blooms of almost the same flower morphology and characteristics. I wonder if that is governed by the temperatures too

MyMaracas said...

You seem to have considered something for every season in your garden. Lovely photos!

Sue said...

I'm ready for fall. It's my favorite season. Nice collage!

=)

Rose said...

Beautiful, EG!

Rambling Woods said...

Yes the CNE was always our last summer trip.. Love Toronto..... Lovely collage... Michelle

edenhills said...

These are all stunning! I'm not ready for fall and the end of such beautiful summer colors.

Ken Schneider said...

Love the variety and beauty of your flowers!

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