The Cosmos seed heads are particularly lovely. The plants haven't frozen yet, so the heads seem pregnant with hope for the future. Wouldn't they be excellent in a floral arrangement or potpourri?
The potted Impatiens seem happy with the cooler temperatures as long as I keep them watered. I know we'll have a hard freeze soon...and they'll be gone. So tending and enjoying them is a bittersweet endeavor.
Fuchsias in hanging baskets are distracting me from the falling Oak leaves littering the lawn.
This poor little Tomato isn't big enough to harvest and doesn't stand a chance. Still, there's something beautiful and hopeful in its clinging to life over the wire cage.
And then there are the Zinnias and the Cosmos. I will surely miss them during the next seven months...
Fortunately, the harvested and dried Hydrangeas I nursed along during the brutal summer will remind me: Mild weather will return again someday.
Ah, that's why I watered them every day for weeks on end...