As autumn winds down, the colorful flowers of my Austin garden turn in for a brief winter's slumber under a cozy brown blanket.
All the perennials and summer annuals have gone to seed.
As I wonder, "Where are the blooms for Bloom Day?", a fluttering movement leads my eye to a handful of blue plumbago flowers – and the Giant Swallowtail feeding on them.
The butterfly leads me to another late bloomer – flame acanthus – before flying off.
The only other blooms I could find were on the Pacific chrysanthemum,
and the ‘Silver Arrow’ cactus.
Happy fall, happy holidays, happy week before winter solstice! What's blooming or gone to seed in your garden? Fill me in - then visit May Dreams Gardens and share your end-of-fall tales with gardeners from all over the globe.