Late Summer Flowers
The Earth Laughs with Flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Late summer flowers in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico are magnificent.
Visiting with friends Tim and Laurie is always fun. Visits usually include Tim and I photographing, and Laurie sketching. This weekend was no different. Our “photographic expeditions and excursions” are on temporary hold. However, we make the most of what is locally available. Their property always has great photo ops, but their Lively Meadow is especially lively in late summer.
A forest of sunflowers greets the arriving visitor. As I was driving into Corrales, I almost stopped to photograph some sunflowers growing along the highway. I laughed at myself as I drove into their property. I was also glad I did not stop along the highway!
The tall sunflowers provide a natural backdrop for the cosmos.
Cosmos are a riot of color. The little blue flowers are morning glories.
Laurie sketched while Tim and I photographed.
Later, as we always do, we went back to the house and deck.
Tim and Spunk:
On the deck and outdoor kitchen:
I don’t know how or why, but something a little special and always unpredictable seems to appear at just the right time. I love this beautiful, sparkly little damsel fly that visited the butterfly bush as we were enjoying conversation on the deck.
A beautiful late summer day with friends and flowers.