fading to fall
Despite day time temperatures in the high 70 to low 80 degree range in the southern Rocky Mountains, there are fewer hours of daylight. Change is in the air. The birds feel it. Humans feel it. The autumnal equinox is upon us tomorrow. Flowers show their final beauty by fading into fall. Buds are still appearing on rose bushes around town, although the blooms are smaller, and the hollyhocks continue to put forth blooms, just to insure their species will continue into coming years. With gnarled leaves, and colors slightly less saturated, the flowers display a new and lovely delicacy.
A yellow hollyhock, still viable but telling its storied life
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Your hollyhocks muted by shorter days and cooler temperature are beautiful. Their crude leaves are a stark contrast to the the more delicate blooms. They signal a new autumn and the start of New Mexico's most colorful, and I think best, season. Our roses are beginning to desiccate and drop their petals, a sure sign of fall.
Nice Hollyhocks. We had lots of them in our yard when I was growing up in western Nebraska.
They sure are showoffs, aren't they.
I must plant some here in the Spring.
My favorite NM blooms! Rarely seen by me around here on the CA coast.
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