In spite of much cooler weather, there are quite a few flowers still blooming. I decided to walk on the part of the Shelley Lake Trails on Saturday where there are a lot of wildflowers hoping that some would still be blooming. Alas, they have all gone to seed but I enjoy that sight too.
At my house the Sutters' Gold roses (thanks to a Arija for telling me their name when I posted some of the buds making a comeback) are blooming away. Some full, some nearly done for, and a few optimistic buds.
My favorite part of these roses are what a variety of blooms they have.
The buds I posted before don't look anything like the full blooms and spent blooms.
Another part of my garden has roses that are all done for the season except for the rose hips like the one below.
I've been following my last lavender bloom very closely. A week or so ago there was still a fairly full bloom.
As the days have passed it was still hanging in but becoming a little more bedraggled.
Yesterday the shot below shows how my lavender is done for the season, except that I can pick it for the dried fragrance.
My hydrangea has been past it's peak bloom for several months but a few of the blossom clusters still supply a bit of color. However, these were blue blooms at their peak and have now gone to a dull pink.
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