Floral Finale

The flowers on the square before our first freeze.

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dazzling displays

a festival of flowers

autumn’s last hurrah

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The colors were dazzling and surprising for so late in the year. The bees and insects were feasting on this beautiful bounty, harvesting while they can. I too was feeding, my soul, on this floral festival before the freeze takes them away for a long winter rest. I’m very grateful our city maintains such beautiful gardens in parks around town.

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We’ve had a muted year for leaf peeping, so I was delighted to find other treats to enjoy. I hope you’re finding ways to feed your soul this season.

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Happy Autumn!

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63 thoughts on “Floral Finale

  1. Thank you for this bounty Brad. We are having incredibly mild temperatures…way above normal, and so flowers are blooming, and bees are still buzzing. Mother Nature and we humans are all a little confused. Having said that it is wonderful that you are seeing such colour which will take you into the long winter months. Enjoy my friend:) X

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  2. So gorgeous! What a grand display of colors even if not the leaves of the season. Perhaps the leaves decided to take a small vacation from being center stage, allowing others to share in the light. A great message to find the things to be grateful for, as it shifts everything. Feeding one’s soul with nature goodness is the best!

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  3. I agree with many people who have already left comments above. Thank you for feeding my soul with these vibrant images and with your poem, Brad. And hurrah to your city for maintaining such lovely landscaping. Deep breath in. Deep breath out.

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  4. Hi Brad,
    I sense more energy in this post from your last one. Like the last Hurrah for the flowers is another beginning (for you?) I don’t know. In my 5 year plan I’m coming up with I want to build a mushroom tent (to grow my own). I’ve seen others do it. I have too many projects, “right now” to start another one. So, I’ll fit in by making a future plan. I wondered if you’d ever do something like that because I know you also like fungi. For me, it’s to have something to share with my young family, and also for cooking mushrooms for dinner–also, the fun(gi) of it! Would Fungi feed your soul? LOL I know seeing it in the natural habitat does… Your photos of your flowers are very nourishing! I also really enjoyed the serene pond in the previous post (made me think of dormancy). My daughter’s preschool turtle will be hibernating very soon. Sorry for the long comment. I think I was “catching up” with you–missed some of your posts. Love and hugs, Ka

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  5. These are stunning shots, Brad! I just love flowers so much…and that is one of the reasons I love living in the south. When I lived in the northeast I would get so sad when fall rolled around. I knew it would turn cold, and days would be shorter…and the flowers would all leave!!
    Hope you are well, Brad. Sending lots of good energy ❀

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  6. Brad, I’m catching up on all your beautiful photos and words here… a last showing for a while! We’re going into hibernation mode now, but with all the joy peeping through… are you feeling it Brad! If not you can recall a happy childhood memory and embody it now! Anyways, Thankyou for sharing the beauty you see… sending love ❀️

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  7. Lucky you to have so much in flowers right now. You must live in a warmer climate than I do. As it is, this year we have so much color still evident and I’m like ….. oh oh oh how awesome if we had this color all winter long. LOVED your pictures, Brad. Thank you! xo

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