Sorting thru my photos last night, I realized I had quite a mix of this color waiting to be shared. No time like the present, right? Let's get to it...
The first one, I happened upon this past weekend while taking senior photos ~ my peeling painted rocker placed strategically in front of verbena bonariensis & the antique birdhouse:
Kind of inviting, right? (As you can see, I haven't power washed my chair yet Gail!)
Speaking of verbena bonariensis, here's a shot with a pretty little sulfur butterfly perched atop:
Aaah, the late (golden) afternoon sunlight is the BEST, isn't it?
Although, I did snap the photo below of Aster x frikartii 'Monch' in some pretty spectacular early AM light:
It's sort of my "trophy" since it's so unusual for me to catch light at that time of day!
I can't seem to help myself from photographing the 'Flamenco mix' pansies either (it helps that they're planted right outside the back door.) This purple one caught my eye the other day:
As well as this pink one with the purple throat:
Those ruffles just suck me in, what can I say?
Lastly, a shot of ornamental kale with yellow mums and a "Lone Ranger" zinnia:
That's a fall "purple" that's hard to beat, isn't it?
This time last year, I had no color AT ALL in the garden ~ except for brown ~ thanks to an extremely early and record setting HARD frost (16 degrees). That makes the color this year exceptionally appreciated. We still haven't had our first frost, so hold on to your hats, there will be more photos forthcoming!