It has finally cooled down to a reasonable low 80s during the day, so DH and I can get back to doing some hiking. This weekend, he wanted to explore the Oklawaha Greenway that runs through Hendersonville. This isn’t hiking, just walking, but it was close and we could get some fresh air and exercise. This greenway is a paved walking path that links several parks in our small town. It is so much green right now, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing it again later in autumn when the leaves start turning.
One part of the trail has a raised wooden bridge, over a swampy area.
Pretty little gardens appear here and there, but their blooming season is just about done.
I don’t know what these little wild orange flowers are, but they were in bloom everywhere!
Speaking of blooms, back home there are still wonderful torenias that the hummingbirds visit daily. The leaves on the torenias are losing their deep green color, signaling that their season is almost over. In the background, it looks like we are losing one of our beautiful evergreen pine trees that was hit by lightening earlier in the summer.
The yellow torenias are still going strong. They are a different variety, and seem to be a bit hardier. The hummingbirds will visit them too, but they seem to prefer the purple ones.
The geraniums are giving me one more burst of blooms.
The white impatiens got huge over the summer, and are still blooming like crazy too.
There are a few new blooms on the bargain snapdragons. I love it when I take something almost gone and bring it back with just a little water and care.
I have a few new blooms on the
delphiniums (oops) dianthus too. I love the light and dark bands of color on these flowers.
There have been a couple of visitors in the garden recently too. I keep seeing these gorgeous black and blue butterflies. This one was resting on the veranda, and graciously agreed to have its picture taken, opening its wings to show its color.
Then there was this little guy. He (she?) is a walking stick. I don’t see them often, and it is always fun when one stops by for a visit.
Lastly, I wanted to share these photos with you. Sometimes the sunsets are quite spectacular from our veranda. These were taken in late August, and I just now have a spot to share them.
They were taken about 10 minutes apart, and nicely show the progression of the sun and movement of the clouds.
I wish I could get the camera to see both the beauty in the sky, and the green of the trees the way my eyes can.
How is your garden doing?