Towards to end of summer, the gardens at our cottage are a blaze of color. You might say it is their last hurrah. The vegetable garden is just coming into its’ prime with ripening tomatoes and large basil plants whose leaves are just waiting to be made into pesto. Birds are picking at the Rudbeckia and bees are slipping into the Monkshood looking for pollen.
A walk through the yard is so pleasant in the morning or early evening to enjoy the flowers but I can start to see a change. The once bright blossoms from several weeks ago are starting to fade a little but are still lovely. Seasons in Maine are short and before long the cool, crisp days of fall will be arriving. I feel like a child getting ready to go back to school and not wanting the beautiful days of summer to be over.
Many hours are spent on our deck in the Adirondack chairs with a good book or lap top.
The garden that lies next to it is the one that changes the most over the course of the summer.
The colors of the back deck garden can brighten anyone’s day no matter what the weather is like.
The garden at the lake’s edge gets full sun and is a wonderful mixture of pinks, purples and yellows.
Summer days seem to pass so quickly…make the most of them.