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October 26, 2013

Hanging in There…or Feeling like the Flowers

Filed under: What's Blooming — Karma @ 9:14 am
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I feel a bit like some flowers in my yard these days. They are still hanging in there, trying to enjoy the last warm days of the year and battling the progressively chilly nights. I took these pictures Columbus Day weekend though, so I’m not sure they are all still out there! We’ve had a couple of lightly frosted mornings these weeks. (Gee that sort of sounds like a type of breakfast cereal, doesn’t it?)
mini rose
This is the last bloom on the mini rose the girls gave me for Mother’s Day. It is still hanging in this morning – I can see it out on the deck as I write this post. It is a good reminder to hang in there, and the fact that my girls chose it for me is good on those days when I find myself missing Meghan.

This post from Robin reminded me that I had spied a few morning glories hanging in there the other day. It has been many years since I’ve planted morning glories in that spot, so I was quite surprised to see them one morning when I jumped in the car. I went outside with my camera after reading Robin’s post to see what I could find. I didn’t have many blooms, but this is what I saw:morning glory closed
Still closed up, not ready to start the day -how I feel when I have to get up for work and it is still dark outside.

morning glory opening
Getting ready to open – at work enjoying my first cup of coffee!

morning glory open
Open – ready to face the day and whatever it throws at me!

I planted a few zinnias near the base of my deck this spring, and they are soldiering on, like I feel I must on some days when I would rather just curl up in a ball and let life do its thing without me for a while.
double zinnia

zinnia 1

Mums signal acceptance of the cool weather – the last bastions of the floral season. As we enter the second month of autumn, I must accept the fact that the warm days are waning and cold nights are here. The mums will make it until we have the coldest of nights…
mums 1

mums 2
…and I will hang in there with them, even as my summer soul must head into hibernation for a while!


  1. we’re finally having some cold weather here. i actually really like winter . . . until the day after my birthday in january. then i’m ready for spring and warm temperatures and going barefoot. i love those shots of your morning glory!

    Comment by runnergirl66 — October 26, 2013 @ 10:31 am | Reply

    • I bet your idea of cold weather and my idea of cold weather are quite different. Meghan has a friend at college from Mississippi and he’s been complaining it is cold outside for about a month already during weather that we New Englanders would call beautifully warm autumn temperartures!
      Thanks Kate.

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  2. Hanging in there, finding bright spots — that’s about all those of us with an any-season-but-winter soul must do, isn’t it?


    Comment by Carol — October 26, 2013 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

    • It isn’t always easy, is it? πŸ™‚

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  3. I love winter ! It’s my fourth favourite season ! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by sybil — October 26, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

    • Because it is too friggin’ cold for gardening!!!! πŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  4. This was cool, how you compared flowers to your feelings. Shivering with you on some of these cold mornings, afternoons and evenings. Hope you are enjoying your weekend, Karma!

    Comment by Kathy — October 26, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. Probably my last flower post for a while! **sigh** And baseball is over too, darn it! Miss my Red Sox already!

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  5. Beautiful images Karma! My favorites always have to be the mums. There is something about their structure that I love. I think it is the amount of petals and detail in the center that catches my eye. Hang in there, only six months until spring!

    Comment by Mike — October 27, 2013 @ 6:37 am | Reply

    • Thanks Mike. Easier to hang in there when you are jetting off to Florida, right? πŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  6. Oh poor Karma, you really don’t like the cold weather, do you, so what if I try to waft some of our sunshine your way? Your mum’s are so beautiful, keep looking at those, they will remind you to try to stay cheery on the cooler days, just as they do. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Joanne — October 27, 2013 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

    • I’d love some of that Australian warmth Joanne, thanks!

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  7. These are all so beautiful, Karma, and I love the way you used the images to illustrate how you feel now that summer is over. My morning glories got hit with frost two nights in a row, and other than one sheltered flower, they are all shriveled up now. I hope you get a good dose of Indian Summer before winter rolls around. πŸ™‚
    And thank you so much for the mention and the link. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — October 27, 2013 @ 6:34 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. I’m sure my flowers, except for the mums, have gone brown and died for the season. Though I was happy to find the parsley and chives are still happily plugging along.

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  8. Your mums in the first (mums) pic are soo pretty! Love the color!

    Comment by TheDailyClick — October 28, 2013 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

    • Nice to see you back Michaela! Those are a pretty and uniquely colored mum, aren’t they?

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

  9. Congratulations to your Red Sox! Can’t think of a more deserving town. I’m happy for you.

    Comment by Dawn — October 31, 2013 @ 7:09 am | Reply

    • Thanks so much Dawn – especially nice coming from a Michigander! πŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — October 31, 2013 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

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