Monday, September 22, 2008


Welcome to Autumn!

The dew was heavy on the mums
this morning as Autumn came in.

The colors are bright in the morning sun.

The Giant Swallowtail flew in

and showed me the palette
of the Season.
Happy Autumn.


Cheryl said...

What a beautiful welcome home for me Sherry.......the colours and content speak of autumn.....the mums have a wonderful softness about them.... I like them.......I have missed the beauty of your is good to be back.....

kkryno said...

Oh my goodness! That bird is lovely. What is he?

marmee said...

wow that blue jay on the basket with squash(?) gorgeous.
autumn is so full of colours and magnificence!
yipee for the new season!

Maria said...

The colors are just gorgeous! That blue jay and his expression-perfection. How pretty, pretty, pretty. I didn't think your photos could get any better. :-)

Wendy said...

I agree with Maria - your photos couldn't get any better. I also love that bright bluejay. Why do we seem to see them better in the fall? They have such a presence in the fall, colours are brighter and they seem to be louder and noisier than in the spring. Or maybe I've forgotten.

Cathy said...

Happy Autumn Sherry!!!!

Photos are great!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Happy Autumn! Welcome home!
Time for sweaters and socks and mugs of hot cider.
I am glad you are home.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
This Blue Jay has become my new best bird friend! He stays around the feeders all day and is so close I could pat him. I think I will get some peanuts in the shell and see if he will take one from me.
He is a pretty bird!

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
Yes, he is sitting on a basket full of yellow squash! I had picked the last of the squash.
I think he looks very smart perched up on the basket.
I am adding blue to my October decorating too.
Mother Nature is teaching me my color combinations.

Q said...

Dear Maria,
Thank you.
I did think Mr. Jay was so pretty, perched on the basket with the yellow squash. I took many pictures of him.
Mother Nature is very nice about providing me with interesting pictures to take.
Autumn is a grand time of the year for beautiful photographs. The light becomes softer and the colors so vivid.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I agrree. The Blue Jays seem to be around more in the Fall than in the Spring. I think they are very beautiful birds.
Not pretty singers like the Cardinals or the Wrens but they have an interesting personality.
Thank you.
I do love to take pictures.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Thank you! Happy Autumn.
I shall come visiting. I have begun to decorate for October and need to take breaks.It takes me a week to get it all up! Visiting you and maybe reading a poem sounds relaxing...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We had foggy dew here this morning too Sherry. I love the close up of these mums. The blue jay is exquisite in hues of blue.

Mary said...

Best Blue Jay I've seen - EVER.



Anonymous said...

WOW!!! These are STUNNING!!

Grammy said...

Just stopping bye, love you photos especially the dragon flies. Make me want to get out side more. Thank you.

Rose said...

Autumn is such a beautiful time...I hope it lasts until December! Beautiful photo of the blue jay.

Sheila said...

Fall is really the best season. I love mums too, and the photo of the Blue jay is great.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
The foggy mornings have been divine!
Happy Autumn!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Thank you!
He is a friendly one.

Q said...

Dear Amy,
Thank you.
Happy Autumn.

Q said...

Dear Grammy,
Nice to meet you.
Hope you do step outside and see the beauty. Mother Nature just "wows" me.

Q said...

Dear Rose,
I so agree. I would love to see Autumn last all the way to solstice.

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
I went a'mumming and came home with 36 mums one day! My house and gardens have been mummified.
I do enjoy Autumn very much. The colors are lovely.