"Every picture has its shadows, and it has some source of light." - Joni Mitchell
Crusty and aged-blotched. Yep.Audrey III!!!
That's true -- LOL -- it would be Audrey III!
Crusty and aged blotched, and still catching bugs.
Sound familiar? It does to me! LOL
*sigh* I prefer faded but still lovely.
Much nicer, it's true.
My zinnias are getting smaller but I still can't bear to pull them. And little volunteers are sprouting up everywhere!
I have a couple that still have buds coming, so we're not pulling them yet. I don't know whether they'll actually bloom or not.
"Crusty and age-blotched" - sounds like me! :)
As I said -- not that there's anything wrong with that! :)
I know that's a little Audrey but she's still kinda scary looking.
She IS a bit creepy, isn't she?
I see that many of us are in the "crusty and age-blotched" time of life. I just hope we're not attracting bugs.
it does look like it could eat something. my zinnias are also looking worn. most of them laying on the ground after the winds of Nickolas.
I've had to stake some things (like the sunflowers) to keep them from collapsing.
Yes, I can see a bit of Audrey in that image.
She does look vaguely threatening!
I'm looking a little like the zinnias, crusty and age blotched:)I was guessing Audrey was from The Little Shop of Horrors but I appreciate the link so I knew for sure. I don't think I've ever seen that movie.
Yes! It's a fun show. Well worth seeing!
I'm thinking I should plant zinnias next year. We have some at school that come back every year and they're still blooming right now. They look like yours in this picture, a little past their prime. Still pretty, though.
Considering how easy they are, they're really pretty. Definitely a garden fave for me (along with nasturtiums).
So you know I've long though you should do a book called Portraits of Olga or Beautiful Life of Olga, or some such. Well now I think you should ALSO do a book called My English Garden, or some such. Your nature photographs are stunning.
Thank you! I haven't compiled a photo book in ages. I think my last one was in 2015 or so.
DAMN! , We are at winter's edge- the beginning of bully weather. Flowers fading quickly, all droopy and sad. Your sunflower probably won't flower much, try giving it some blood from your pricked finger.
It has a lot of buds, but I feel like its time may run out before it fully blossoms. I don't know why they're running so far behind this year.
It's already been said here, but my first thought was that I'm getting a bit crusty and age blotched myself. Not necessarily a bad thing.I'm glad you provided the link. Though my local arts center has done Little Shop of Horrors (more than once, I think), I've never seen it!
You should rent it! It's a fun show (I say "show" rather than "movie" because I know the stage version better than the film -- but I assume the film is good too).
I always find it melancholic when the flowers start looking worn. It's that autumnal feeling, and winter won't be far behind. It's not that I miss summer - it's always too hot for me - but ... winter! Aaaagh!
We're now entering the all-too-brief transitional season, so enjoy it before the chill sets in!
They may be fading a bit but your zinnias are still beautiful. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.
We had a bit of space in one garden bed mid-summer, so (thanks to your and Ms. Moon's enthusiasm and photos) I picked up a few pots of zinnias. They fitted in perfectly - what cheery blossoms! Thanks for boosting me out of my flower rut.Chris from Boise (on Mike's computer)