Monday, October 14

October Flowers

One thing I love about June -- yes I said June -- is the wave of pink and purple lupines that bloom in proliferation in meadows and roadside ditches. These tall spires herald the arrival of summer and the onset of hot sunny days. Which is why I was surprised to see one blooming in October!

I guess that's what happens when we have unexpected t-shirt weather when we should normally be digging our wooly sweaters out from the back of the closet. Nonetheless, the purple flowers of the lupine made for a lovely contrast against the brilliant red maple leaves in the background.

All is not wonky in the "autumn flowers" department. This pumpkin-coloured bloom in our deck planter does a fine job of representing the season!

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