This is probably the last photo of the summer flowers (there is a tomato plant up there too). I have really enjoyed taking care of these little bits of brightness on an otherwise blah and colorless sort of deck.
Autumn will bring its own color, of course, but for these flowers, death is just around the corner. I expect frost next week. Watering doesn't accomplish must after the first good freeze. We were very fortunate to have a pretty wet summer here in western Montana, so a minimum of wildfires and a maximum of vegetation growth. We also are well aware that the big vegetation growth this past summer means lots of fuel for next summer's wildfire season.
The window at top center is my office where all the thinking is done. Sometimes there are thoughts put into words too.