Tuesday, September 15, 2009

An Unexpected Gift

This has been an odd year for weather. I think anyone in Canada can vouch for me. I hear the north eastern United States has been affected too. Cool spring, summer long in coming. Then it was really the summer that wasn't.

And now, we are halfway through September. We are nearing the Autumnal Equinox and the weather couldn't be nicer. In a usual year, my bedding plants would have been well past their prime. Gone to seed and likely pulled out. The perennials, too, would be long past their bloom period. But not this year.

My front flower beds are looking wonderful. The pots on the deck, still in full bloom. And this lovely unexpected gift greeted me this morning:

A late season bloom on a climbing rose. A flower just for me.


Jen said...

My plants are all dead. I threw out all the ones from my pot this weekend. Yours look lovely though.

Dawn said...

Your blog is beautiful! I like the new background, and the flower pics are lovely. After that late spring and cold summer you had, I think you definitely deserve a little extra nice weather right now. It was good catching up with you.