Circle of Life–Autumn

 

Image courtesy of Vintage Workshop

I’ve been procrastinating clinging to the memories of a summer that ended too soon. Sigmund Freud defined denial as a defense mechanism, “in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence.” (Wikipedia)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Image courtesy of Vintage Workshop

 Seeing today is the last day of October, and daylight savings time ends this weekend (for those of us who’ve been chosen to participate in it), I suppose it must really be fall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last week, the temperatures took a nosedive, a nor’easter came to town, some areas of the country got snow, and my body kicked into hibernation mode. I am now ready to proclaim that autumn has arrived. 

Image courtesy of Vintage Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wings, or Tail, or Both

Today’s post features some small (but quick) subjects; but unfortunately, the photographer doesn’t move as fast. The first two pictures are a bit blurred, and I apologize. This was the first time I’d ever seen a Gulf Fritillary and wanted to share. I had been shooting TIFF files, and they take longer to load, making it hard to shoot quickly. Note to self:  Not good for chasing butterflies. 

Featuring wings, here we have the Gulf Fritillary.

For the tail section, a newt. (Not to be confused with Newt, the  political figure).

And for both wings and tails, here is a long-tailed skipper. (Skippers are identified by the hook at the end of the antenna). This was my first sighting of one of these, also. Loved the color! Its texture reminded me of velvet.Thanks for looking. I can’t believe it’s Friday already, hope you have a great weekend. 

Lovely Landscaping

 

A geranium presently provides the only color in my garden.

I was delighted to find the following flowers and grasses thriving at our vacation destination. 

I should have placed something next to this to give a better idea of how large these lantana blossoms are.

So colorful!

Coleus; one shopping area had a variety of coleus all in a row. They made for a striking display of color. I think I need to go back for a picture of those. ;)

We need to add some grasses to our garden. We saw some lovely ones.

These were found in various locations along the way, so bright and cheerful. Don't they add sunshine to the day?

Thanks for stopping to look at the lovely and luscious landscaping we found on or travels.