Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yellow rose~End of summer~Today's Flowers 091910

Summer is beginning to wind down here in the desert and we should only have a couple more days of triple digit temperatures. By Tuesday, it will only be 99 degrees here! YIPPIE! So, yesterday morning, I took a walk around the horse ranch where I board my horses. It is up in our local mountains, at 4,000 feet. All the horses are beginning to get their winter coats already! The maple trees are starting to get yellow leaves. And, the roses bushes, which bloomed all summer, and winding down. But, this yellow one was in full bloom yesterday and I stopped to admire it. Today's Flowers for September 19, 2010.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yellow mums~Mellow Yellow Monday 091310

I went to Lowe's this week to check out their fall flowers. They still have many summer ones like zinnas and portulaca. But, they also had these colorful mums. It is still too hot to plant them here (it was 100 degrees here yesterday), but soon our days will cool down and our nights, too. Then desert gardeners can plant these in their gardens. I remember how my grandfather loved his "mums". Mellow Yellow Monday for September 13, 2010.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunflower in the morning~Today's Flowers 091210

This morning I'm going back through my photo archives and I found this one. I'd nearly forgotten about it and the others I took of my sunflower garden last January. I had gone out very early one morning and I had to use a flash on it. But, I like the color and you can see the background of the wooden fence behind it. Today's Flowers for September 12, 2010.