Seed Heads

Another sure sign Fall is on the way. Seed heads of my Country Clematis… “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” (Leo Buscaglia)

Late Summer Rose

My yellow rose bush had one bloom last Spring but recently bloomed again. And again, it produced only one rose. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Country Clematis

Beautiful little blooms with a lovely fragrance… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Crape Myrtle

I have a huge Crape Myrtle tree on my property, but it’s not blooming yet, as it usually blooms in mid-August. However, smaller Crape Myrtle shrubs are in bloom everywhere. This one borders the property in town that my sister and I recently inherited. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Another tree changing color

Three days ago I posted about my maple tree already changing color, as if it were Autumn. Today, about 30 miles away, I saw a dogwood tree that is changing in even a more dramatic fashion…

Balloon Flower

The balloon-like bud The star-shaped flower Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Any explanation?

This is Georgia, in the Deep South in the middle of summer. The leaves on the eastern side of my maple tree are already changing colors. I know I posted a similar photo in the past, but this year the color change began in mid-June. What causes this? Not enough rain? Very hot temperatures? Should…