It's very warm and muggy here today. The effects of Irma seem to be much warmer weather and a higher level of humidity. A small price to pay given the destruction she reeked on Florida and some of the southern states. Until yesterday it has been, however, much cooler than normal, dropping into the 40's at night. I'm beginning to see leaves turning color and signs that fall is upon us. The flowers in my garden and on the patio are still going strong. Usually by now I would have replaced many of the summer planters with mums, but not this year.
For this month's, Five in Five, I decided to capture some of those gorgeous blooms. I'll be missing them soon enough.
Actually the focus is on our new glass hummingbird which hangs with the basket of impatiens which are still going strong. We can see this from our kitchen window and are enjoying the new addition.
The hydrangeas in our front yard were planted last fall, so this is their first blooming season. These were a deep purple just a few weeks ago. This beautiful transformation was certainly unexpected.
We're even getting new buds and blooms in the patio planters.
One reason I love geraniums is their long-lasting nature. They just keep blooming and blooming, both in our pots and in our patio bed.
The ornamental pepper plant adds a huge pop of color to the patio.
I'm linking up with Sandie at itchifingers who kindly hosts this meme each month.