Sunday, September 13, 2015

Perfect Day in the Mountains

Oh, my goodness.  It is the most beautiful day here in the mountains.  About 68 degrees, sunshine, some puffy clouds floating high above and a bit of a breeze.  It's as close to a perfect day as I've ever seen. 

The hummers are still buzzing around, although not as many of them as in the past several weeks.  I've tried and tried to get pictures of them on the salvia but no luck getting anything I'd show to anybody else. 

My new flower beds put in this year have done nicely.  I'm hoping for even better results next year. 
I'm a nut about coneflowers.  They just keep on and on with their loveliness. 
A lot of the flowers have done their deed for this year but there are a few that are still blooming away.

Hubby pulled out the tomato plants this morning.  They produced fine but something just decimated the tomatoes before we could enjoy them.  No horn worm but something would bore a hole in the top of the tomato and there'd do.   I doubt we'll plant any next year.  I'll just devote that space to more flowers!!!

Hope everybody is doing well.  I've been keeping up with you guys but have had a really hard time coming here to post.  Please forgive me. 

Oh, we went over to a neighboring town last night for a songwriters' showcase.  We figured on a two hour show.  Wrong.  By.  A.  Lot.  The music stopped 4 hours after it started.  Poor performers were pooped.  That was our first time at that performance hall and it's a jewel, especially for such a small town.  

We're headed to another small town in the opposite direction next Saturday night to hear a jazz guitarist.  Good stuff. 

Y'all take care. 


  1. Lovely photos! Sounds like you are really enjoying some good music lately!

  2. Lovely blooms and critters. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

  3. Nice to get more music than you expected - love that butterfly shot.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Beautiful pics as always... This IS a quasi-magical time of year!
    Nature winds down come September ~ she's tired but not yet near ready to sleep....


  5. Coneflowers are the best. Once they stop blooming, they provide a ton of seeds to feed the birds too.

    We have mostly flowers in our gardens, but we leave room on the side of the house for one tomato plant and a couple of peppers. That's all we really need anyway.

  6. Sounds wonderful where you are! Cool sounds so nice!