A Mellow Season

posted by Sharon October 2, 2012 13 Comments

The yellow flower bed lines the front walk and welcomes the family home. This is the last week for this cheery greeting, though. The flowers are bedraggled, ready to be trimmed back for the fall.

Autumn is a mellow time in the garden, with flowers more scarce, colors muted. Creams and whites and reds decorate nature now.

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile,” wrote poet William Cullen Bryant.

A sweetness lingers after the bursting of life of spring and full blooms of summer. We savor the color before winter’s bleakness.

As we move into this fall season, we can look for the rich color in the flowers and in our lives. Wishing you an autumn that is indeed this year’s loveliest smile for you and your family.

 

 

 

 

Linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesdays, Communal Global and Texture Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s textures Pumpkin Grunge and History. The lovely house is the new home of my son and his family, where we recently had a great time visiting!

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments

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JillB October 2, 2012 at 5:11 am

Beautiful post! (I was out shooting pictures of flowers today, knowing that they won’t last for long.)

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Nikki October 2, 2012 at 5:57 am

I love how you have managed to capture all the beautiful colours that are around.

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Pieni lintu October 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

So pretty and that house is so beautiful!!

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Yvonne Michelle @Photecstasy October 2, 2012 at 7:37 am

Stunning! I love these flowers!

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Molly October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

Such beautiful autumn colours…. everything is looking a bit bedraggled here in the UK.

Mollyxxx

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin October 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Gorgeous flowers and colors! Your home is so welcoming!!

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Currie Silver October 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

What a JOYous excursion through the flowers and the season’s last burst!! Here in Florida things are trying to change, too, but they are different where it is green and lush all year. I love the tiny peeks at “fall” here, even though they are NOT outside my door. I am so glad you shared this as I am reminded of changes that happen even when they aren’t so lovely as these blooms!!

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karen October 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Sharon all of your photographs are gorgeous.

Karen

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busymomrecipes October 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Your house is just gorgeous! Love all the dahlia’s especially the big pink one!

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Pat October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

What a beautiful flower-lined path to your door! Lovely shots.

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Sharon Giordano October 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

Lovely home and flowers! It’s all so pretty!

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Debbie Mercer October 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

this was a lovely post. the colour is so wonderful in your photos. It gets pretty bleak in the winter where I am too. Thanks for sharing.

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Amarie October 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Such beautiful scenery!

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