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Saturday, September 23, 2017

autumn colors haiku

I have never seen so many asters as we have in Maine this fall,
especially the deep purple New England asters.
I have grown them in my garden,
but
asters really look best in the wild.


along the dump road
purple and pink asters grow
scarlet maples flare

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  1. It sounds so beautiful. Lovely photo too.
    We also have asters here, most have come and gone. A few very low growing ones have risen in my lawn, I admire them daily.

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    1. Have you had a frost yet? We may be able to get into October without one.
      I can't imagine why I am seeing so many dark purple New England asters this fall. Maybe the wildflower fairy visited us this year!

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  2. I see the colors of fall in your photo and haiku, Sandy. Our asters are mostly spent and faded at this time of the year. On my walks lately, there are only Pearly Whites and white Yarrow (and, of course the aspens).

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    1. Are you talking about Pearly Everlasting? Maine has it in the mountains, but not down here by the coast. Your Aspens are really beautiful this year. I was not expecting to see so much color in your area already.

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  3. Hi Sandy...lovely haiku and photo!
    That purple color is so striking and I love the bumble bee~

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    1. But the New England asters are even prettier. They are very dark purple and really stand out in a field of grass. Are you seeing much color yet?

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    2. More color than I've noticed the past few years and it seems earlier, too 🍁🍂🎃🍂🍁

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    3. I have heard we are going to have a good year for color, but it really hasn't started here yet.

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  4. One of my favorite flowers, and what a gorgeous shade of mauve.🌼 Hope you have a lovely week, enjoy that 🌞🌞

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  5. We have had a couple of hot days, but the cooler weather is coming back tonight. You have a great week, too!

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  6. the bees
    with help to nature's future
    chipmunks' cheeks

    __ So well seen in your artful photo and verse, Sandy. Nifty! _m

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    1. Haha! I love chipkmunk cheeks!
      Nature couldn't have made a better plan to get things done.

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    1. It is still going strong here. Not so much the foliage, but the wildflowers are stunning this fall.

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  8. love the haiku and photo. autumn here is pretty especially up in Big Bear where we went yesterday, about 40 minutes up the mountain from me. the colors were amazing. (thanks for the name of the photographer - i added it to my post)

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  9. Dear Sandy,

    Love the pretty asters and especially liked seeing the bee enjoying the flowers too. Great haiku too.
    have a great week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Such a very pretty colour, lovely photograph.

    All the best Jan

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