Monday, October 16, 2006


Cosmos in a Turquoise Jug

The cosmos in my garden made a remarkable recovery after being ravaged by the sheep and goats. This bouquet is a last ditch effort at making summer last. Everything outside has turned frosted and shrivel-ly (is that a word?). What I miss most about summer in the winter is walking around my garden at the end of a day, picking little bits of color, and bringing them inside to arrange haphazardly in my collection of jugs and vases. I very rarely buy flowers from the store. First of all, I'm too cheap and secondly - to me, they just don't have that oomph that I find in home-grown flowers. Next year will come soon enough. For now, I'll have to be happy with photos of the flowers.....

3 comments:

Susan said...

Shrivelly is a word made for my garden, too, after the cold weather weekend we had in Western NY.
Your cosmos are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

shrivel-ly (is that a word?).

I think shriveled would be correct.
Yous hicks ain't talk no good English!

I need orange said...

Gorgeous shot. I love the red and pink against that green......

-- Vicki in Michigan