Friday, October 4, 2013

Time Passes

Time passes and we are into Autumn now.  I'm not sure quite how we got here so quickly as it seems like it was June just a little bit ago.  Perhaps the rainy, wet summer that we had made the time pass faster, since there were a lot of 'summer' things we really couldn't do.

But now, I wander around the yard and spy the Oakleaf Hydrangeas turning brown upon their stems.  They are still lovely,  with their 'vintage' color - like a faded old dress.

I spot the 'regular' hydrangeas and some of them are still lovely - holding onto their color as everything around them fades to tan and brown.

There are some spots of red here and there, but I have to look very carefully to spot them.

These brown lichen  make me think of pancakes as they cling to an old tree stump.  Actually they look quite delicious.

"Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay." - Robert Browning


  1. Lichen. We had a huge one on our dying Elm Tree where the woodpeckers live. I didn't know what it was. I'm off to google now.

    Happy Weekend. Will be warm and rainy here then temps drop into the 60's. I think I like the change in seasons more than I thought I did.
    xx, Carol

  2. Same here Carol, loving the season change. Penny, your hydrangeas are beautiful. I want your husband's green thumb! Pretty photos, as always. :)

  3. Autumn colours are lovely - even if it reminds you of the passage of time, watching colours change with the season is always a delight.

  4. "Listen......Time passes...."

    I can just hear Anthony Hopkins reading the lines from "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas......

    Beautiful flowers....

    ...wait for the Autumn colours to arrive....

    ...won't be long now....:-)

    x C

  5. ... those be called "shelf mushrooms" 'round these parts ;>]]

    I completely LOVE this time of year & your images help to remind me why ~ good stuff, Penny, and you make me wish for hydrangeas.

  6. Oh, I LOVE the Browning quote - haven't heard it before, but oh, so true! Lovely images - we have a whole hillside below our house populated with huge oak leaf hydrangeas. I love them.

  7. Mmm, pancakes with golden syrup, all warm and unctuous on a chilly autumn morning...



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