Saturday, November 12, 2016

Local Saturday - Final Flowers?

This was a beautiful day in upstate New York - not that cold, lots of sun, and a reminder that it is time to enjoy the unusual autum weather.

My guest photographer and I took a walk in downtown Binghamton, a city of about 47,000 people, to look at the flowers that were still blooming.  Some pictures are hers and some are mine.

Beautiful mums.
Roses and a sweet autumn clematis.  In our area, it is generally not invasive.
Beautiful, aren't they?
Autumn clematis don't quite look like their spring versions; here is a closeup.
Close up of the rose

The lovely garden by a church where we found the mums.

My spirit has needed a lot of cheering lately.  There is nothing better than spending a few minutes with a friend. Even though we know these flowers will be gone in a few days when heavy freezes finally come, it was worth taking one last look.

What did you do today?

Day 12 of NaBloPoMo.

16 comments:

  1. You spotted some lovely flowers. Mums are some of my favorites. Enjoy the season!

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  2. I went to a travel meetup with a group of people who love to have fun. I felt so much better afterwards. Love your flowers.

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  3. I worked in the garden. Gardening is always good for whatever ails the spirit.

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  4. Lovely flowers! I liked the first pic the most.

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  5. I spent some time with my garden too (it's a 4x6 plot so I spend time with it, not in it), plus helping out with a workday getting the kayak club ready for the winter.

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  6. Glad you took the walk and those lovely shots. There is something wonderful about seeing fresh flowers. I find myself very happy to see them first thing in the morning. I did quite a bit. Pottering about in the house generally and trimming my plants , clearing up space in the rooms by sorting old clothes to give away, cooking a special breakfast, and spending time with my 12-year-old. Busy but relaxing day!

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  7. I loved the flowers! Always love seeing them blooming on lush green trees, but cannot stand anyone plucking those pretty things off! :)

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  8. Beautiful pics..we are blessed with late blooming flowers this year..and I am so happy to see them...somehow the universe knew we needed this...

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  9. Pretty flowers. And they'll be back in the spring.

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  10. I am incredibly grateful to have work. So that is what we did Friday and Saturday

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  11. Wow, beautiful flowers:-) I took a walk too, but over here it is full autumn... almost winter...

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  12. I enjoy looking at flowers. It is one thing you can see beauty in no matter what stage of the flowers life it is in.

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  13. Very pretty! Love your pictures:)

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  14. Lovely pics- thanks fo sharing. There is something so soothing about blooming flowers that it puts the mind to rest instantly.

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  15. I always enjoy your photos of beautiful scenery and flowers! Thanks, as always, for sharing them.

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