A flash of bright orange—there it is again! A late 1960s Porsche has taken up residence in town. I've seen it a few times near the shore, and the other day I was finally able to get a photo of it. Well, half a photo of it as it whooshed past me. I'm not sure if it's a 911 or 912 yet, but it looks exactly like loyal reader Artichoke Annie's long-lost car, right down to the chrome wheels.
This marble sculpture is in the middle of my town. I think it's an odd choice—the god that fell in love with himself in a reflection in the water. On the other hand, it DOES sum up a lot of the entitled townspeople, lol. Here he's surrounded by autumn Chrysanthemums, though I'm pretty sure in spring the garden is planted with more appropriate Daffodils and Narcissus.
I think this is a particularly well-landscaped seaside home, with ornamental grasses, sedum, evergreens and azaleas.
This is a really beautiful hydrangea bush I pass by on one of my walking routes. It was a lighter purple during the summer, but has turned dark purple with some cranberry accents, this fall.
A beautifully aging New England barn is a perfect backdrop for the last lavender Cosmos of the season, brightly highlighted by an afternoon sun. A rusted 1930s truck would have really topped off the setting for me.
Virginia Creeper crawls along this antique picket fence. This perennial turns a bright red in the fall, and is allowed to grow in front of one of the town's historical homes.
I found this VERY interesting formation of mushrooms growing on our very own Pink Gardens' property. It's known as a Fairy, or Elf, Ring or Circle, and is a naturally occurring circle of fungi. Apparently once it's established, it will come back year after year. I've never noticed it before, so I hope it comes back next year. Click here for more information. I darkened the leaves around it a bit to show off the white mushrooms a bit better in this photograph. It's about 15 feet in diameter, and has some empty spots, but is clearly a circle.
I clipped some of my yellow Nasturtiums yesterday. They have a nice vintage look to their blossoms so I placed them on my 18th century secretary, in front of antique books and collectibles.