early autumn in my garden

by Sharon Santoni

 [blank]There is a very special moment at the end of the day and before the beginning of the night that creates a magical light.  It is a moment I wait for,  a moment I am always aware of, in any season.[blank]

[blank] In my garden  there is a flurry of bright flowers at the moment, each doing their utmost to outshine their neighbours and wave goodbye to summer.[blank]

 [blank]My garden is not perfect, it is not professionally designed or tended,  but the flowers seem happy here … and so are we. [blank]
[blank] A few pictures snapped  before dusk; my way to wish you a happy weekend.[blank]


Bleudelavande September 21, 2013 - 10:52 am

Ooohh such lovely colours in your garden!!! I love your pictures!
Nice weekend to you.

Mystica September 21, 2013 - 11:17 am

Thank you for beautiful photographs.

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan September 21, 2013 - 2:19 pm

So beautiful!! I LOVE visiting your blog.

Kellie from Indiana September 21, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Beautiful garden photos! I wish mine looked like that right now, but it doesn't. Sigh.

Limezinnias Design September 21, 2013 - 2:50 pm

I love your garden and I love the way you write! Happy weekend.

manuela carvalho September 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Que cores bonitas as do seu jardim! Por aqui amanhã começa oficialmente o Outono! É tempo para a natureza fazer a sua reciclagem… manuela

La Vie Quotidienne September 21, 2013 - 4:04 pm

How pretty…that is the most wonderful Dahlia, I remember when you had pictures of it before and I looked at it longingly, as I remember you picked it up in a shop in a bin without a name.

Wild Oak Designs September 21, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Beautiful flowers! Love the dahlias! Your pictures are wonderful, thank you

donna baker September 21, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Cosmos and those dahlias are the most beautiful I've ever seen.

Aga September 21, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Such an adorable garden!

Emm September 21, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Lovely cosmos, and is that bee balm? Mine is long since gone by: jealous.

Mary Palumbo Collings September 21, 2013 - 7:27 pm

I know what you mean about that magical light … I am very tuned into that time of day as well. Your dahlias are spectacular. Enjoy your weekend.

Mise September 21, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Your garden is lasting beautifully, Sharon; you must not have our howling gales!

Susan Libertiny September 22, 2013 - 4:30 am

Your garden is beautiful Sharon. I love the tall verbena. It's one of my all time favorite plants.It's got such great color and character in the garden. You have a beautiful home!

Karena Albert September 22, 2013 - 5:11 am

Lovely floral photographs Sharon, you are an excellent Gardner!
Have a great weekend!

Art by Karena

Colleen Taylor September 22, 2013 - 6:24 am

Your garden is just magical. Those sunbeams literally took my breath away. XO

martinealison September 22, 2013 - 7:48 am

Il n'est que délice de voir s'épanouir des fleurs de toutes sortes, peu importe si des règles devraient s'imposer… Comme vous l'écrivez si bien, elles sont heureuses tout simplement.
Gros bisous

Debbie September 22, 2013 - 8:12 am


I love your garden. "Less than perfect" now that's my kind of garden. Your garden looks so pretty. I don't really like the perfect gardens some people have with everything mapped out to perfection with manicured lawns that you are not supposed to walk on. I like it when plants look like they have always been growing there in nature and the lawn is lush and green and not too short.
That's the kind of garden I want to hang out in.

Sharon September 22, 2013 - 8:57 am

I've always thought dusk a special time of the day, to me there is always a sense of expectancy. Not only does the light change but so do the sounds.

Heather @ New House New Home September 22, 2013 - 1:27 pm

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Nib's End September 23, 2013 - 5:40 am

I often wait at the window for that slant of midas-gold in the treetops just before the sun dips below the worlds rim. They say there is a threshold between night and day where the faery can step into our world and we into theirs. That light is so enchanting I almost believe it.

Fishtail Cottage September 23, 2013 - 6:03 pm


Karen (Back Road Journal) September 23, 2013 - 6:42 pm

Love the afternoon light of early fall. It shows off your gardens perfectly.

Rambling Tart September 24, 2013 - 12:13 am

Dusk is my very favorite time of day as well. 🙂 My garden is very new so it is patchy and small, not lush and wonderfully overgrown yet. But it will be. 🙂 And I shall bask in it as you do in yours. 🙂


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