Thursday, September 10, 2009

Autumn & Cat Whiskers

Yesterday after work I took a walk around my yard looking for autumn. I've heard these flowers called cats whiskers and spider lilies. I remember them from when I was a child, they grew at all of the old houses. I love the way they just appear, one day there's nothing there and the next there's a tall stem with red buds and on the second day the flower is completely open. They seem to pop up at random here; they must have been planted long ago but it's a sure sign that September has arrived.
I found these berries growing in a thicket behind the old shed. I have no idea what they are but they are beautiful. If anyone knows please tell me. I didn't even know they were there.

The trumpet vine struggles to make a last show of brilliant blooms; the hummingbirds love these.



Red berries starting to appear also in the thicket.



And pecans, if a storm doesn't blow these off the tree before they ripen they will make a great pie. I'll keep my eyes on these.



The artemisia is loving the cooler days. Most of my herbs just didn't do well this summer but this looks as if it's just been waiting for autumn.

The cat whiskers is even pretty in the dark.

Have a good night all and Blessed Be.







1 comment:

  1. Cat Whiskers ... really ?

    I'm now imagining an orange striped face inbetween ... Maybe ...

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