Wardrobe Change

Coleus

Coleus

Have you noticed the change happening all around us?September 12. 2013 beauty berry 015

Colors are growing deeper, and darker

Coleus

Coleus

More deep burgundies, purples, orange and brown,

September 12. 2013 beauty berry 022

Even the greens are getting deeper.

Cattail ripening among wildflowers on College Creek.

Cattail ripening among wildflowers on College Creek.

I used to think cooler nights brought on the change;

Staghorn Sumac berries have turned a rich mahogany.

Staghorn Sumac berries have turned a rich mahogany.

Maybe it’s also the days growing shorter.

Grasses along the banks of the James River.

Grasses along the banks of the James River.

The plants in the garden want to make one last all out effort at beauty

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Before that first frosty night.

"The Devils Walking Stick" with berries forming where flowers bloomed only weeks ago.

“The Devil’s Walkingstick” Aralia spinosa, with berries forming where flowers bloomed only weeks ago.

The mood is shifting

Beautyberry

Beautyberry

as another summer recedes into memory.

Sycamore

Sycamore

Friends come home from their travel,

Elephant Ear,

Elephant Ear, Colocasia

Fall plans are in the making,September 12 Parkway 032

The tempo of life is picking up,

Tulip Poplar leaf

Tulip Poplar leaf

and it’s time for a change of wardrobe.

Dogwood

Dogwood

All photos by Woodland GnomeSeptember 12 Parkway 002

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