On Tuesday I saw that the weather forecasters were telling us to expect the arrival of autumn proper. This was code for prepare for a noticeable drop in temperatures accompanied by wind and rain.
Just as the light was fading, I grabbed my secateurs and nipped out into the backyard to cut any blooms that still looked half decent.
I cut dahlias, cosmos and sunflowers. It was more in error than by design I had planted three sunflower seedlings six weeks later than the main sowing and they only started blooming last week.
And, the dark pink cosmos has been very late this year getting into its stride. With the bright yellow sunflowers and the deep fuchsia pink of the cosmos I didn’t think I’d be able to make a tolerable arrangement, but it turned out that the dark red dahlias saved the day.
What a difference a backdrop makes? I prefer the black to the more contemporary choice for floral images which, I have recently noticed, is grey.
8 thoughts on “Saved from the rain”
Oh, just wonderful. I love an arrangement of garden flowers in the home.
Thank you. Better indoors where I can at least see them without getting wet.
Stunning photographs, they hit me full in the solar plexus.
Yeah – those yellow sunflowers are pretty zingy!
What a beautiful tribute to seasons changing.
Thank you. Yes, we definitely know it is autumn over here now.
We’ve been having cool but sunnyish weather (if the skies are not grayed out because of the fires 3000 miles away or whatever it is). Trees will starting to turn soon. I like this time of year.
So do I.