47 thoughts on “New Life in an Old Season

    1. You are most welcome. Thanks for checking in. Yes, the zinnias are quite the variety show. We have seen some colors this week we had never seen before. Have a great day, Grower! πŸ™‚

    1. Your favorite flower? Excellent! You are clearly a lady of excellent taste. You are most welcome for the photos. They are blooming like CRAZY right now. I wanted to capture some of the magic before they are struck down by the first heavy frost. πŸ™‚

  1. I’m just in awe, but not only today… every time I visit your page. HOW VERY LOVELY photos and the poem! “Till then, my friends, all will be fine” and yes it will! πŸ™‚
    Thank you Jim!

    1. Oh Thanks, Sibella. That is such a nice compliment. Yes, all will be fine. My hope is that we get through the weekend cold snap without implementing the “then” quite yet. The first frost could be so polite as to wait a couple more weeks. πŸ™‚ Always the optimist…..

    1. Always my pleasure. Thanks so much. Hold on to your hat – it’s going to get cold in Chicago this weekend!! Saturday evening is expected to be 40 degrees colder than Thursday evening. Yikes.

    1. Thank you Joanne. That was my goal. That and giving the little zinnias a chance to show off before the first frost. πŸ™‚

  2. C’est vraiment beau : on assiste Γ  l’Γ©closion du zinnia et c’est plein d’Γ©motions. On perΓ§oit toujours un mesage d’espoir et de tendresse dans tes articles. Bravo πŸ™‚ !

    1. Merci. Oui, les zinnias continuent Γ  fleurir et nous donner de l’espoir . Le temps ici est belle depuis le printemps, mais froid et la pluie arrive aujourd’hui. Merci pour tes aimables paroles. πŸ™‚ J’aime le ‘power bouquet.’ πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Julie. They do put on quite a show. Especially right now. I got busy and thoroughly dead-headed the zinnia patches – within a couple of days we had dozens of fresh buds. All sorts of little promises of various cool colors. Hence my post. Have a great day. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks. You put it well. It is a bit of a showcase, eh? Just trying to show all the life and vibrant beauty bursting out the zinnia patches right now. Have a wonderful day. πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing these most beautiful flowers and buds, how nice to see all these before the frost gets them. Have enjoyed your show!

    1. Thanks. You are most welcome. You nailed it – I am trying to show the vibrant colors before the frost gets them. And get them it will. Soon. Yikes!

    1. Thanks. I tell ya’, the camera catches so much. Maybe it is just because I can stare at the picture in a different, more lingering fashion, but I see details in a crisp photo which I don’t see looking directly at the flower. The little incipient golden curls are particularly interesting to me in the pictures. I hope all is well in New Hampshire today. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you. Those elusive zinnias. I hope you try them next year. If not for zinnias my garden would be a pit pale right about now. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Annabel. Yes, most extraordinary. The gardens are growing hard towards the first frost around here. I am going to take a wild stab and guess that you are not exactly worried about the first frost in your valley today. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day. πŸ™‚

    1. Ah, thank you. I hope the picture did the flowers justice, as they really are quite beautiful right now. πŸ™‚

    1. You are welcome, Amy. I’m trying. The swan doing her morning yoga was the most entertaining blog post I read all week! Thanks again for that! πŸ™‚

    1. You are most welcome. Thanks for checking in, as always. But I’m confused. I thought you read my posts over your morning coffee…. must be the weather. Have a great day, Sharon. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks. Being the powerhouse of the pre-frost garden, the lovely zinnias are definitely essential. Fun and various too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Amy. That’s awesome. And yes ma’am, I had a great day. I hope to have one today as well and I hope you do too. πŸ™‚

  4. I have to thank my dear friend Amy who encouraged us to visit your post !!!
    I marvel my eyes at those blilliant floral portraits and I thought to myself that here is Paradise on Earth. Thank you my friend for sharing with us this endless beauty πŸ™‚

    1. You are most welcome. Thank you for following Amy’s encouragement and checking it out. With this post, I attempt to put off the death and dying of the autumn season and share the fresh life bursting forth in the zinnia patches. Cheers. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Margaret. There is a vision with which to carry on – Zinnias as flamenco dancers. The unfurling zinnias are quite striking. I included quite a few pictures in this post, which is a reflection of the incredible array of colors amongst the zinnia patches right now. πŸ™‚

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