Ode to Late Summer Gardens - Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Ode to Late Summer Gardens

Have you noticed the softening light of late?  Fall is slowly sneaking up on us. The waning days of summer are still sweet and warm in the Pacific Northwest, yet you can sense the change.

Today, on this final day of August, the garden reflects the changing season. Colors, while still rich and vibrant, echo the golds of autumn. The lighter and brighter palettes are more subdued.

Happy Labor Day Weekend - it's time for a shift in our lifestyle and the official change in seasons is near.

Late Summer Gardens

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb,

I cannot believe this is the last day of August.  We are having hot weather, and it seems like summer is continuing...September is usually a continuation of summer around here...I am not ready for autumn, although I love all the seasonal changes (yes, we do get them fallen leaves and colors here).  Have a great weekend, A

Aug 31, 2013 06:29 AM #1
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hi Alexandra - it's actually warm here too. However, the bent light rays are noticeably different. I LOVE it. Although, I'm happy to continue with sunshine for a while yet.

We've got tomatoes and lemon cucumbers galore - I know there is a salad for dinner tonight.  Have a wonderful rest of the day.  D

Aug 31, 2013 06:42 AM #2
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Janis Borgueta
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sad, very very very sad!! I am not a winter person. I much prefer the hot days of summer.

Aug 31, 2013 07:02 AM #3
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Sharon Lee
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Debb-The Fall is a coming and I look forward to the cooler weather. There have been some morning that is has been in the 50's early morn and I love it for working in the garden. Your flowers are beautiful. Have yourself a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend.

Aug 31, 2013 07:51 AM #4
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Anita Clark
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Debb: It has rained more here this summer than we have had nice days...sure am hoping for an extended summer season.

Aug 31, 2013 09:23 AM #5
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Debb- I love the variety of flowers that you're able to grow further north.  We've had so much rain this past summer, my poor bougainvilleas aren't blooming. 

Aug 31, 2013 09:29 AM #6
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debb, The season is ending fast but we are enjoying beautiful weather this weekend. Have a great weekend amongst your flowers.

Aug 31, 2013 11:01 AM #7
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Debb to us the end of summer mean cooler weather and being able to put out pretty flowers again.  I do miss the fall changes - such a pretty time of year.

Aug 31, 2013 01:00 PM #8
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Debb,  Your flowers are lovely.  We're lucky in that we have beautiful foliage all year round but, like Anna, I miss the fall season as well.  Love the changing of the leaves!

Aug 31, 2013 01:09 PM #9
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Wayne Johnson
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Debb-Glad you can feel the change. Not noticeable here yet. We still have a few more days in the triple digits.

Aug 31, 2013 01:14 PM #10
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Great flowers Debb...I was so busy this summer I let all my phlox and dragonhead flowers pass without snapping them...I will be better next year I hope!

Aug 31, 2013 10:44 PM #11
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The weather may be changing a bit, but it's good to see that the colors of Washington are still coming through Debb!

Sep 01, 2013 12:10 AM #12
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Joan Cox
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Debb, what beautiful flowers you have!    It does feel like summer is coming to an end, the evenings are getting cooler, and already a few leaves falling.

Sep 01, 2013 12:28 AM #13
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Too bad Janis. I like it all - except for January and February - it's normally just too dark and wet around here during those two months.

Sharon - exactly.

Anita - perhaps you'll get a wonderful warm Fall this year.

Sep 01, 2013 12:49 AM #14
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It's been an odd year in many areas Kathy.

I will Helen. Happy Labor Day.

Sep 01, 2013 12:50 AM #15
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The flowers have been so full an vibrant this season because of all our rain. Yours are equally beautiful and I thank you for sharing.

Sep 01, 2013 03:15 AM #16
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Debb, FOOTBALL is the word that is passing over my husband's lips with great anticipation! He loves fall, because the summer-kins go home from the lake and it is more "ours". This collage makes me want to go pull photos over the summer or flower pics that I took and never spent time editing....

 

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HinDebb, beautiful colors and composition! Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!
Sep 02, 2013 09:18 AM #18
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Debb, love the pictures.  Fall is sneaking up rather quickly here in Vermont.  I have one tree that has already lost all of its red leaves!  A few trees are just beginning to change color now, but that one was ahead of the game and is totally bare.

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