As the last days of summer dwindle away, teasing us with a hint of Fall in the air, sadly, the flowers of summer are slowly fading in intensity and in number. Yesterday, I noticed a few sweet little rosebuds lingering on a rose vine growing on an arbor over the path leading from our courtyard to our back yard. This is the way it looked in April ...
This winter, they will remind me of the hot and humid summer days I've been whining about the past few weeks ... and will be wishing for in January.
I can't remember what kind of rose this is, but it has bloomed off and on all summer and smells heavenly.
Our Little Gem Magnolia blooms are dwindling, too, and they're mostly at the tips of the top branches, as if they're reaching for the fading warmth of the summer sun.
It's kind of sad to see summer slipping away, but "for every thing there is a season," and I plan to enjoy the Fall season to the fullest.