Last weekend I went to Killerton in search of some autumn leaves, but summer was still there, with loads of colour.
There was autumn colour to be seen at Killerton of course, but that will have to wait for another day, hope you enjoyed early autumn in East Devon.
A trip to a garden centre will always give you a chance to see colourful flowers, and Otter Nurseries quite close to me, is a lovely one to visit. Outside, their displays are full of planting ideas for all seasons, with perennials, bulbs, trees and veggie plants on offer. I liked these.
And inside the huge greenhouse, some exotics.
Much more affordable and able to withstand the English climate are these dear little Violas.
This weeks Photo Challenge at the Daily Post is Endurance, I’ve chosen this photo because whenever I see these dainty little daisies I’m amazed at how they manage to grow and thrive against all odds. Here they are, in scorching sun, with no soil and any water that falls quickly evaporating in the heat.
But they still endure.
Join in with Krista’s challenge at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/
I’ve reached the end of the weekly writing challenge with day 7, it’s been fun and surprisingly easy. I’ve used a photo from each month from March, to inspire me and last night I took this one for September.
you’re the Daisy of daisies
guide me safely through winter
most splendid and healing plant
Standing all alone
in your bright new uniform
magenta and white
expectant, ready to shine
darling child of the meadow
This is my penultimate post for, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/full-tanka/
who wouldn’t be cheered by you?
such beautiful blooms
orange as orange can be
maybe you fell from heaven