FLOWER OF THE DAY: MACROS – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 13, 2018


I have an interesting relationship with my macro lens. Sometimes, I love it to pieces. When it decided to work, it is perfection.

Macro lenses are kind of touchy. They may focus where you want them to focus — or they may focus where they feel they should focus.

FLOWER OF THE DAY: ROSES IN OCTOBER – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 12, 2018


Just a few more flowers of summer as we head deep into autumn. Hard to believe flowers are still blooming!

More red roses on the big bush in the garden. I guess that heavy pruning worked out.

Red roses
More red roses

FLOWER OF THE DAY – ROSES IN THE AUTUMN – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 11, 2018


They are still blooming like crazy. The roses, that is. Usually, the roses throw a few blooms even late in the summer, but we have entire full branches of roses in both red and pink

And it’s almost the middle of October.

Late roses!

RHODODENDRONS BLOOMING IN OCTOBER – Marilyn Armstrong

Rhododendrons: Flower of the Day – October 9, 2018

My garden is a mess right now. Most of the flowers are dead and many need to be cleared out. I’ve done a bit of it, but it needs more. I’m not so steady on my feet right now, so I think it’s going to wait until I’m less likely to fall down.

Pretty and simple!

Meanwhile, my roses are blooming and there are a lot more rhododendrons. What’s even stranger is that the rhododendrons are blooming — in the middle of October. They don’t bloom this time of year.

These are our blooming rhododendrons. These are old-fashioned bushes with single, white flowers.

WILDFLOWERS OF THE DAY – ASTERS ALONG THE RIVER – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 8, 2018

I always try to take pictures of the wildflowers down by the river and ponds. This time of year, mostly it seems to be Goldenrod and Asters. The asters come in a lot of colors. The ones at home are those tiny, dainty white ones with the yellow center, but the ones by the river are pink and purple and sometimes white … and occasionally bunches of them all different colors.

More asters

Meanwhile, my roses are still blooming but the rhododendrons have about tripled in size. Maybe it was because I cut back the roses? Did that give the rhododendrons room to grow?

Purple Asters

I played around with the colors and textures of the flowers. Sometimes, I can’t help it. I get artsy.

WILDFLOWER OF THE DAY: YELLOW ASTERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 4, 2018

I saw them along the driveway and I thought they were my miniature Korean lilacs. Close up, they turned out to be a huge growth of tiny asters.

Each bunch of asters looked like a lilac — if you don’t see very well, that is.

Asters
More asters

WILDFLOWER OF THE DAY, THE BLACK-EYED SUSAN – Marilyn Armstrong

 

Flower of the Day – October 4, 2018

The wildflower of autumn in the northeast – the Black-eyed Susan