End of Summer Color

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.


  1. Ahhh....Fall is in the air and I love it! It's my favorite time of the year...

  2. I have been really enjoying the flowers on my deck. Even more so in the past couple of weeks because I know their life is short lived. Pansies won't produce the abundance of my summer flowers. Goodbye to summer!

  3. Our flowers are slowly dying away too, its a bit sad. Although the Dog Rose seems to be making a second try with a whole new set of flowers!

  4. Hi! I like Autumn too! I'm here at Pennsylvania! It's like a splash of painting everywhere where there's trees! I like the bright red, orange and golden yellow colors of the leaves. By a few weeks, it's a big sweeping time...trees are starting to sleep...


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Doug (Gruggers) in Missoula