This season the rage is death and decline
Yet life is abloom in this garden of mine
Much will be lost
With the first killing frost
Till then, my friends, all will be fine.
Zinnias in various stages of bloom, photographed Tuesday evening, September 30, 2014:
47 thoughts on “New Life in an Old Season”
Great photo set.
Thanks. Great flower set! Just trying to capture their beauty. 🙂
Zinnias = Variety. Thanks for sharing the show.
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! 🙂
Ah zinnias, my favorite flower. How beautiful your photos are! Thank you!
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
Thank you Jim!
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. 🙂 Always the optimist…..
Wonderful details in each photo.
Thanks. I was trying to capture the details. Glad you noticed. Cheers! 🙂
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.
Gorgeous captures! 🙂
Thank you Joanne. That was my goal. That and giving the little zinnias a chance to show off before the first frost. 🙂
C’est vraiment beau : on assiste à l’éclosion du zinnia et c’est plein d’émotions. On perçoit toujours un mesage d’espoir et de tendresse dans tes articles. Bravo 🙂 !
Merci. Oui, les zinnias continuent à 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. 🙂 J’aime le ‘power bouquet.’ 🙂
Aren’t they the best! Such wonderful flowers .. And make the best show!
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. 🙂
What a beautiful showcase of color in blooms.
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. 🙂
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!
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!
When we admire the flowers we think we’re seeing all there is to see but as your excellent photos show, we are missing so much.
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. 🙂
Beautiful photos of the beautiful Zinnias 🙂
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. 🙂
WOW! So exciting to watch them like in this set, Thank you, love, nia
Thanks. It is rather exciting, isn’t it? Trying to show how they bloom. Have a wonderful day. 🙂
Isn’t nature extraordinary, Jim? Thank you for this gorgeous post. Annabel
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. 🙂 Have a wonderful day. 🙂
Nice poem and the pictures are amazing!!
Ah, thank you. I hope the picture did the flowers justice, as they really are quite beautiful right now. 🙂
Fabulous! Thank you for showing us the beauty of nature and your garden, Jim. Love, love this one.
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! 🙂
What a spectacular gift you’ve posted, thank you.
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. 🙂
Jim, what a marvelous post of the humble but essential zinnia!
Thanks. Being the powerhouse of the pre-frost garden, the lovely zinnias are definitely essential. Fun and various too. 🙂
Hi Jim, I made a link to your post. Hope it’s okay with you. Have a great day!
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. 🙂
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 🙂
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. 🙂
Hi Jim, The red, white and yellow of the unfurling red zinnias remind me of the dramatic colours worn by flamenco dancers.
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. 🙂
Great pics. Thanks for stopping by
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