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

Friday, October 02, 2009

Little works of art

Mother nature blessed us with rainbow colors throughout the summer months, and has left us with lovely little pieces of garden art for the fall.






"October is nature's funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming - October than May. Every green thing loves to die in bright colors."
- Henry Ward Beecher



8 comments:

dinzie said...

Not really a funeral month ... We always have the expectation of a spring renewal :O)

D

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

She was rather down on Autumn, wasn't she? But she does have some beautiful quotes.

Everytime I see the nigella, I kick myself for not searching harder this spring for seeds. Believe me, I won't make the same mistake twice.

Jen

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Very interesting photos keewee. Isn't it wonderful to see interest in the garden even this late in the season. Good job!

Rosey Pollen said...

I love the way you picked something that other people would consider dead, or ugly and photographed it in a way to show off the beauty of nature. I love the fall and putting things to rest in my garden, hoping to see some of the bulbs I stick in the ground, maybe they will grow.
Rosey

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jennifer~~ They truly are little works of art, aren't they? Just part of the cycle of life. Little miracles...

flowergardengirl said...

That first one would make a great Sci-Fi movie wouldn't it? A little creature could come out of the pod. Look how the pod is protected. It amazes me what nature can do in birth and death.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I love looking at the seed pods. They are so interesting... they remind me of something alien. You took some really great pics! -Jackie

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Funny, but I feel sad during autumn, and really am still, right now, not in the 'fall mode'. It does feel like death to me. I want to keep in mind that it's the circle of life, and spring will again come, but it makes me feel so sad to see the warmth and bright colors of summer leaving my world. It's a good thing we have all of these blogs to look at or I might go nuts! Anyway, I DO love your photos of the plants as they are dying and their lives are ending. They are beautiful, and I too, like to see them. I guess it's a double-edged sword. There is beauty in death. The trick is in our 'attitude' about it. Well, now that I've just written this epistle, I'm already starting to feel more positive!