Summer’s Finale

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September is a transition month here in Michigan. The air has a nip, the trees lush green begins to fade, turning into the spectacular display of fall colors that we all love. Just as a preview, a few of the soft woods like the birch and sugar maples begin to glow with a hint of maize and red. As the daylight is noticeable shorter, the flower blooms begins to show fatigue, and the humidity fades. This summer has been especially hard on our favorite plants. Whether you loved the crazy heat wave that swept through or not, September finds us digging out our thicker socks and knit sweaters for that cozy feel. Saying goodbye, the finale of the season is never easy.

I always like to revisit my summer. I wanted to share a few today. We just planted two hydrangeas, thank you mom! They will be beautiful next year. I also included the friendly little walking stick that likes to hang out in the front garden.

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I hope everyone enjoys the last days of summer and embraces the joy and comfort of the fall season.

Much love,




71 thoughts on “Summer’s Finale

  1. Beautiful blossoms, I particularly like the white hydrangea that flowers in late summer and turns pink in the fall. I’ve seen walking sticks but didn’t know what they’re called, that will be fun to share with my grandsons:)

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  2. Oh Lisa!! Are these flowers all from your yard??! How could you ever go indoors with all this outside? So gorgeous! My favorite photo was the 3rd one down with the pink and small purple flowers. You really are an amazing gardener!! so fun to get to see all that color. Thanks. Hope you’re enjoying the season’s change. We are still in summer here– I would love to put on a cozy sweater!! take care friend, xox

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhonda! These are from my garden and my parents. We are really enjoying the coolness and the color. The best of both seasons. Enjoy the wonderful weather! I have my jacket pulled out this morning. Take care! Hugs my friend! 🌞😊


      1. I’m heading West! Ok, a tiny bit North but our latitudes are similar. I never realized that till you said north and I looked it up. See, you not only give me botanical and artistic happiness but you teach me geography without even trying! Such a multi-talented gal you are! Yes, I’m very excited but I wish you could come.

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      2. Oh my gosh this made me laugh! I never thought about that, northwest for you and northeast for me…although I wish it was northeast for me. I will be sending love and hugs from MI! I am making the next trip for sure. I cannot wait to hear about the adventure.

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      3. Oh my gosh, I was only there for about 24 hours, but I never knew we could laugh so much! That crew is awesome!! You’d best make the next one! Either that or we will descend upon you! I’m a big gal, it might not be safe if I descend upon you! Just keep that in mind! It was great, but it would have been even better if you were there!!

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      4. I won’t miss it for anything! I would love all of you to descend upon me! I can imagine the laughs and spending time with everyone was priceless! I loved seeing all of you together in the pictures. I am so glad you were able to go and I was especially excited for you and Darren to meet. I love all of you so much. I cannot wait for the next trip. Love and hugs…and cannot forget the sloppy dog kisses from Esme πŸ™‚

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      5. Esme! Walter and I love your kisses! Yes, Lisa…you will be there next time! It’s decreed from on high. Ok, it’s just decreed by me, but pretend it is from on high. Love and hugs right back to you! ❀️

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  3. Thanks for these photos, Lisa! I’m having a hard time saying goodby to summer too, and these helped. Of course, in Missouri, it stays warmer longer. But the days are still getting shorter, and the we are starting to have some cooler weather too.

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    1. It is so hard to say goodbye to summer. Missouri has such great weather. I enjoy the cool weather, if only it could be 70 all year 😊 Enjoy the weather, I bet walking the shelter dogs is much more comfortable in this weather, too!

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  4. Just beautiful Lisa, and I especially love the bird cage/flower. I’m so glad you included the walking stick, I have never seen one in person and have always wanted to….lucky you!!

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      1. It would .i must say usually here in Ireland September and October are very nice months,the air starts to be a bit crispy but the sun can still warm you and colors are a mix ,except in my garden as this year while we were away because of the la k of rain and the high temperature lots of plants died😒now I’m waiting to plant the autumn onesπŸ˜€

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  5. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of your lovely garden with us, Lisa! Yes, saying goodbye to summer is hard even though I didn’t enjoy the heat very much. πŸ˜‰ I’ll miss the flowers and the bees buzzing around them. Have a happy Autumn! πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸπŸŒ»πŸπŸŒ»πŸ


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