Wordless Wednesday. Ode To Autumn

‘To set budding more,

And still more later flowers for the bees

Until they think warm days will never cease

For Summer has o’er-brimmed their clammy cells.‘  Keats.

Nicotiana mutabilisVerbascum ‘Snow Maiden’ Ageratum corymbosum, Salvia leucantha ‘Purple Velvet’

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30 Responses to Wordless Wednesday. Ode To Autumn

  1. Christina says:

    Yes, Keats is right, we are lulled into believing summer will never end and then ………….

  2. Fall has given you many beautiful blooms.

  3. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Oh that summer would never end. Like your gorgeous blooms, we’d all like to believe that this season of fullness would remain. Is that Jack Frost knocking at autumn’s door?

  4. tonytomeo says:

    Gee, I don’t have fall color OR flowers. Our color comes later, and the flowers are done because of the late heat. It was more than a hundred degrees yesterday.

  5. Kris P says:

    Your late blooms are lovely! I can’t say that mourn the end of summer here. In fact, I’ve been wishing for fall’s arrival for well over a month now. Each time we think it’s begun, summer mounts a comeback – it’s delivering a hellish blast right now.

  6. susurrus says:

    Clammy is a weird word choice for cells. I had a tutor who would say you should linger over any words poets use that seem strange as their meaning often hinges on it.

  7. Lovely Keats verse at the beginning, and beautiful images throughout. I’m not a fan of winter, but autumn is nice. 🙂

  8. Cathy says:

    The ‘For Summer has o’er-brimmed their clammy cells’ rings no bells whatsoever despite studying this poem for O-Level – must go back and re-read it, and linger over the clammy cells as susurrus suggests

  9. Brian Skeys says:

    Beautiful pictures, such wonderful colours for October. The Solanum is unusual and beautiful.

  10. bittster says:

    Look at that verbascum, still so full of flowers!
    The dahlia with asters and bee is such a beautiful photo, and I hope you get to enjoy it for another few weeks. We will likely have our first killing frost Tuesday which is later than usual, so I guess we should be grateful.
    Can I ask how you put together the photo collages? Such a nice way to show off your rose.
    Love the thunbergia as well. I need to grow that one next year as well!

  11. snowbird says:

    What beauty you have in your garden, all those roses! Sighs….love the blue Solarium and the bee. xxx

  12. Lots of blooms for the end of October! I like the Solanum especially.

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