Sunday, August 22, 2010

August is Slipping By for Mosiac Monday

August just seems to slipping by so fast.   I panic because I think that this is the end of summer.  I know the fall is a beautiful time of the year but I know that I am going to be back in the sweaters and the long pants and before you know it it will be my least favourite season of winter.   I just want to hold onto the warm days for a little bit longer.  
My mosiac today is looking at what is happening in the garden now.   It was overcast yesterday (Saturday) and the backyard was so busy with the birds.   I caught Mrs. Cardinal, a baby Downy Woodpecker and a cute little Chickadee in the camera.  Other delights is the Cosmos Bon Bon that I started from seed from Renees seeds in California.  It is a double. The white snapdragons are doing well.  The Gaillardia had a busy bee on it.  A basket of the vegetables out of our garden.  The cup plant is looking good.  The blue datura plants are as big as trees and now that the seed heads are breaking open the plant will be cut down.  They are not something you want to reseed around.   One is nice but a whole bunch of them is trouble.   This pink echinacea caught my eye rather than the purple ones.  The sunflower looks good but this plant is aggressive and I spend all summer pulling out what I do not want.  The white Cleome are a nice annual to add to the summer garden.   There you have it for this week.    I hope that you are enjoying the waning days of August.

Please join Mary and the group of Mosiac Monday bloggers for  a look at what is happening in our world.   Join us. Valerie
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28 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Your garden is very busy with birds and bees. I like the double cosmos. Does it selfseed as easily as the single? I hope you have a great week. hugs Jen.

Debbie said...

Your garden pictures are just beautiful!r

Cindy, MCOK said...

Valerie, I've never seen a baby downy woodpecker ... what a little precious he is! I know you're not ready for summer to be over ... what a difference all the miles between us make!

ellen b. said...

Your August mosaic is lovely. It really is surprising how quickly summer seems to be slipping away!!

EG Wow said...

Glad to see your garden is enjoying summer, Valerie! The flowers and birds are gorgeous!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hey Val
I like the cooler weather we're having. Summer has passed by very quickly this year.
Nice mosaic.
Judith

Dishesdone said...

You have some great things going on in your garden, very pretty mosaic! The summer really did fly!

Vee said...

There's still plenty going on in your garden. My flowers are about spent except for the annuals. We're going into rain and cold, too. It certainly serves as a reminder that the warmth of summer will soon be behind us. Autumn is my very favorite season; like you, winter is so not.

BailiwickStudio said...

This is a lovely mosaic! I for one am looking forward to Autumn - sweaters, scarves, boots... ::Jill

Snap said...

Your garden is spectacular. Thanks for sharing your bird friends, too!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic of very lovely flowers and birds.

SouthernSass said...

Absolutely beautiful! I know, summer is slipping away - but I am SOOOO looking forward to cooler weather!

Bobbi said...

Hi, love your mosaic! Have a great new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Lenore said...

Your mosaic is quite beautiful and interesting combinations. I too love the summer but we don't have the cold winters you must experience.

g.suzie said...

I get a little sad when I think of summer ending, but fall is my favorite season! Your garden photos look like you have a beautiful color pallet to carry you right into fall!

Ingmarie We said...

A very, very fine mosaic, lovely flowers!

Perlenkatze said...

This mosaic is very beautyfull and peacefull
Sincerely
Gabie

GrandmaK said...

Glorious colors! Indeed, August is slipping away rapidly! Cathy

Anja said...

Dear Valerie,

I am very touched by your mosaic, like the arrangement of your fotos. Enjoy the summer in your garden!

Have a good week
Anja

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures and precious feathered friends...a great combination!


M.E.

Riet said...

What a berautiful colourful mosaic. Can't believe summer is ALMOST OVER.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That chickadee is a sweetheart and beautiful flowers, especially the coneflower. Gorgeous garden.

eileeninmd said...

I just love your birds and blooms. Wonderful photos and mosaic. I wish you a great week.

Carrie said...

What an enjoyable mosaic ... such pleasing images!

Paula said...

I love that mosaic format, it really shows off each image. Just beautiful.

Diana said...

Wonderful mosaic! So many beautiful flowers and other things to enjoy!

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous mosaic, and I feel like you about winter!

Georgianna said...

Such lovely images, Valerie! The birds are soo wonderful! I'm with you – I am panicking and refuse to believe summer is coming to an end. For me, it doesn't until after Sept 21st! Love the pink echinacea, too. Have a really great weekend. – g