Those were the colors of the morning–green and yellow. Our one sunflower bloomed a couple of days ago and this morning it was big and bold as we walked out the meet the schoolbus. The seeds were old. We got them, if I remember right, at a wedding. It was a nice touch for the wedding. I wonder of the seeds handed out actually were planted. There were a dozen seeds in the little brown envelope when I planted them at the end of June. Only one grew. It is, I have to admit, quite the flower. My hope is that it will go to seed and we can plant the seeds next year. As there are few sunflowers growing around here right now, however, I am not sure it will get pollinated. I’ll find out if it has any seeds in a couple of weeks I suppose.
The other colorful item on this short walk was the pine needles. The yellow ones are shedding and dropping to the grass, so we had yellow on green on the ground. Of course, the trees themselves are decked out in green and yellow as well. My son said this: “I like it a lot better when the trees and green and yellow, not not just all green.” It was rather striking this morning. Perhaps it was the light–low clouds but the sun low as well–that made the colors stand out. Fall is here, right on schedule. With more colors to come.