The Buddlejas are having a second bloom, and the butterflies are still here. But the air is chilly and the nights near frost. I love my Heleniums that gather hundreds of pollinators. It’s a joy standing close to them, just listening to the busy bees.
The little white aster was new last year, it shines in the darkening evenings now. And so do the tuberous begonias standing in the shadow of the vines. They glow in the late sun.
There is still colour left, and we hope for some more bright days before winter is here. I hope you too have enough colours left to savour Autumn.
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The photos had such a vibrancy in color and in energy
And we had our first cool breeze of September today
Thank you – and now it is raining. But we need rain.
Glad you are getting some needed rain
I just want to make the summer last longer. It seems to have gone too quick.
Love this selections, AC!
Thank you, Amy! Not many flowers left now!
Your photos are so beautiful! The bee is my favourite!
Thank you, Aletta!
Your garden is such a haven for pollinators
It is – that is my goal with the garden. And i can see that the bee hotels are more full each year than the year before!
The bees must be working faster and faster to get that last pollen! Still hot here but gentler.
How hot? We have a scheduled trip for some days to Porto at the end of this month. Not sure if we can go, if my husband can walk those steep streets. Never been there…do you know some nice restaurants?
It’s generally cooler in Porto than here but it’s around 27-29C here at the moment. Set to change so I couldn’t predict. It’s a beautiful city so don’t miss it. You can use tuk-tuk taxis if your husband is struggling. I haven’t been for a few years but will check with a friend if she has any recommendations. Sorry for late reply. Amazing night in Tavira last night with Mariza. Google her if you’re not familiar. Sending hugs 🤗💗
Thanks Jo! I googled her – guess she is famous and good!
🤗❤️ Just home from walking and eating with the neighbours. Will update you soon xx
Sadly ..yes. But hello autumn but not for a few more weeks yet! PLEASE 🙂
You can add my PLEASE to yours!
Beautiful closeups of both blossom and bee . . . but, oh dear . . . the beginning of frosts in September . . . ? Methinks for all of last winter here we had three mornings for one or two hours at -! C !! Mimus 3 brings forth ‘tragedy’ calls in the newspapers !!! And our winter was termed cold . . . well, it was too cold to grow basil and tomatoes . . . 🙂 !!!
Thank you, Eha – three mornings….???
So beautiful Ann-Christine 😀
Marvelous shots, A-C. I’m going to miss your flowers almost as much as you will, although I know you’ll find lots of other things to photograph such as the snow I miss. 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy these to the fullest and thanks for letting us enjoy them as well.
Thank you for a lovely comment, Janet – and yes, I will enjoy them as long as they are here! Glad to share!
Such beautiful photos, the colours are amazing
Thank you, Alison! We need colours even more before winter is here!
Autumn colours are fantastic
Beautiful colour, flowers just starting to bloom here
Ah, you have a wonderful time ahead of you then!