In my October garden, the trees and shrubs have begun their autumn dance of transition from jades and olives to golds and tangerines and garnets.
Before this leaf reaches russet, it offers a deep violet.
The finale has come in toasted umber, and it is time to sleep.
A passing hummingbird came by for her last dance in my garden for the year. Her milky white breast fluffs as she grooms herself on a high branch.
With her painted iridescence, she visited flowers that were fading and beginning to close and turn ruddy.
The hydrangeas continue their metamorphosis into shades of fading blush...
to muddy silver...
to crispy ecru.
A few of the blooms of summer burst through for one last show of boldness in scarlet, amethyst, and fuchsia.
Other blooms have reached a state of slumber, turning honeyed gold with edges of cocoa sand.
Autumn chrysanthemums open with gem-colored claret and flaxen sunshine.
What are some of the colors in your October garden pallette?
I am linking up with Carolyn at This Grandmother's Garden for Autumn Walk Challenge and with Carol at May Dream Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
©Michelle A. Potter