Friday, October 30, 2009
It's Friday. You deserve some flowers. These are from our garden after I roamed a bit with the clippers. Zinnias and perennial sunflowers here, but other blooms still going are the mexican sage, nasturtiums, sedum, salvias, and then there's all of the foliage color going strong.
The view out the kitchen window into the garden....
That's my favorite Portland tree, Clerodendron trechotomum (Harlequin Glorybower) turning over the next phase of its season. I wrote more about it and this special sleeping place here. The fragrant white Autumn blooms have turned into these mesmerizing vivid turqouise and fushcia drupe and calex parts.
If you happen upon one of these trees at this time of year they'll stop you in your tracks. They almost look unreal. Here you can see some of them in mass.
And because it's just screaming for a macro, here you go: I think it needs a Star Trek soundtrack behind it, all those blinking lights sounds.
The colors in the garden are popping with the backdrop of our returning grey skies. Enjoy them now, for we both know what is coming....