Archive for September, 2011

The last buds of summer

Posted by: Heidi

September 26th, 2011 >> my garden, Photos

Each new bud that opens during the last days of summer is like a special little gift. As the days get shorter and cooler, most plants slow down or stop growing in preparation for winter. So, these late-blooming flowers seem to stand out in defiance of the changing seasons.

While spring buds bring the promise of brighter, warmer days to come, late summer and fall buds seem to symbolize persistence and endurance. Their tenacity, the force that drives them to bloom even in the face of adversity, is a reminder that life is not always about doing what comes easily, it is about being in the game.