Dogwood leaves turn orange. If you look closely, there are tiny green buds with promise of Spring to come.
Hydrangea blooms have mostly dried. A few more bright blue florets remain.
Duranta fruits are bright yellow. Duranta is still blooming.
Shelf fungus on an old stump.
Healthy living is important to Aging with Finesse. Some components of aging with grace include attention to diet: grow what you eat, eat what you grow. Gardeners do that. They also exercise and manage stress in the garden setting. A religious connection and purpose in the community is important. Attitude, and joy in the process of the garden and in life give us dignity and finesse in the Autumn of our days.
Time spent in the garden yesterday included pulling Tithonia and
Mexican hats to better expose Gulf Muhly about to bloom and
make room for scattering seeds, my favorite Autumn Joy.
We're about to experience the purple haze of Autumn
Mexican Bush Sage, the purple flowered kind.
This flower epitomizes touch in the garden with
its velvety bracts.