Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Signs of Autumn

The days are noticeably cooler, dusk comes earlier and the drifting leaves are starting to carpet the ground.

Autumn shades are coloring the hydrangea blooms

and the fern is looking sad and weary.
Soon many of our perennials will be resting, gaining strength to burst forth come Spring. I will also be resting, ordering seeds from catalogs, planning where to grow my new plants, and looking forward to warm spring weather.

3 comments:

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

It is a wonder how ferns reacts by changing its color tone.... so autumn is received differently by many. ~bangchik

simplycol said...

This is a strange year for us. Summer didn't seem to arrive til September. Some of the plants are looking "fallish" but many are still putting on a great show. No change in the leaves so far... but geese are starting to form large Vs overhead. Hoping that Jack Frost doesn't show up anytime soon... still waiting for red in the tomato patch.

Anna said...

Apparently autumn has arrived three weeks early here - a result of the wet summer :( Still it's good to be thinking ahead and making plans for next season.