Fall Fushia 10/26/14

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.”
~ Rose G. Kingsley
10:26:14 two fushia sigFlashback Friday, October 26, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and stars three of the gourds I harvested this afternoon after yesterday’s snow and hard freeze.
October 26, 2012 sigFlashback Saturday, October 26, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars one of my ladies sipping on some of the last nectar of the season.
October 26, 2013 sigSunday, October 26, 2014 -Today is day 26 of the month long poetry challenge and also the day I brought in my indoor plants to survive the winter.  The night temperatures are falling and anytime now frost will lay low many of the flowers that I have planted.  These are the annuals I have left outside (though the fushia and New Guinea impatiens are perennials in milder climates).
10:26:14 ng pollen sig 10:26:14 lavender impatiens sig 10:26:14 ng impatiens sig 10:26:14 close fushia 1 sig“shimmering color…
you’ve become quite the river
of beautiful blooms”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:26:14 ng light sig 10:26:14 ng shadows sig 10:26:14 lavender impatiens 1 sig 10:26:14 pollen sig
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust
10:26:14 fushia shadows sig“flower fireworks
explode in lively arrays
igniting beauty”
~ Raven Ariana Simons

10:26:14 fushias sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven


Nature in My Neighborhood 10/17/14

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh
10:17:14 scrub jay fence sigFlashback Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – My pick photo for today stars a hoverfly.

October 17, 2012 sigFlashback Thursday, October 17, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a dragonfly at the very end of the season. It will be freezing soon.
October 17, 2013 sigFriday October 17, 2014 – Here we have the last datura flower, which may have not been pollinated (because they usually fall over sometime the day after their evening opening), and a datura seed pod opening.  We also have a scrub jay, wasp, mourning dove, and the blossoms of fushia and centaurea.  It is day 17 of the month long poetry challenge 🙂
10:17:14 blossom v sig 10:17:14 opening pod 1 sig
10:17:14 flower close sig 10:17:14 flower v sig
“mountain bluet or
centaurea montana
name like a story”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:17:14 f v sig 10:17:14 f sig
10:17:14 blue flower sig 10:17:14 nice flower v sig

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
~ Auguste Rodin

10:17:14 scrub jay sig10:17:14 close top sig10:17:14 dove sig“wasp, birds, and flowers
right in my own neighborhood
nature is present”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:17:14 wasp close sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven

Peeping Hummingbird, Pollen Pants, Ladybug Eyes, and Others In the Garden 9/13/14

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

9:13:14 fushia sig Flashback Thursday, September 13, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and it shows my neighborhood blue jay running the goldfinches off of the seed sock! This bird is totally bold and full of fun personality 🙂
September 13, 2012 sigFlashback Friday, September 13, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars one of my resident hummingbirds looking unhappy about being out in rain.
September 13, 2013 sigSaturday, September 13, 2014 – Today I am enjoying a few of our resident pollinators in the garden. The very first picture is of a peeping hummingbird.  This one wants to visit the feeder and is on alert for us and the other hummingbird that is still around.  We also have some other little friends.
9:13:14 the peeping hum sig 9:13:14 hummy wings sig
9:13:14 hummy sig“Peeping hummingbird
waits to see if we will go
and leave the nectar.”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
9:13:14 ladybug a sig 9:13:14 looking at you sig 9:13:14 pollen pants sig“Bees bouncing around
to clover and sunflowers,
fuzzy pollen pants.”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
9:13:14 ladybug eyes sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Pollinator Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven