Late September hint of fall

There's a little nip in the air in the mornings and evenings, and the sky is that gorgeous deep blue-gray it gets when fall is upon us. Even some of the leaves look like they're thinking about turning. I absolutely LOVE autumn!

Open sesame

All the pathways in our yard are growing shut! We practically had to get a machete to clear a path to the front door since the Purple Fountain Grass and the Blue Willow had almost grown together.

The ivy growing on the storage shed had completely covered the side, back, and the stepping stones between the shed and the house. I don't have an "after" photo, but the path is clear now, and at least you can see that the shed has windows. 
And I finally dug up a few of the stones on the pathway through the arbor garden and moved them a few inches west, since the Carefree Delight wild roses were nearly hiding them (and making for a very prickly walk through the arbor gateway).

Pretty in pink

We have two different pinkish-purple flowers blooming right now and Sundae seems to think they are hers.

Ice Plant

Another beautiful September sunset

The sky was beautiful tonight, September 4. I love the way the colors of the garden look just before the sun goes down.

Blue Mist Spirea in bloom

The Blue Mist Spirea is in full bloom now and I love the way it looks against the purple of the Wild Verbena. We could still use more rain, but what we got went a long way toward perking things up!