Not a Pumpkin

One of my goals for this morning was to photograph some of the pumpkins that I have arranged in the yard so that I could have a nice end-of-October themed shot to share on the blog today. But once I got outside, I succumbed to the temptation of photographing my roses which, by the way, are enjoying the cool weather and occasional rains. (They came through last week’s snow just fine – thankfully!) Here is a picture that I took of Marilyn Monroe, dripping wet on this gray morning after last night’s rains. Enjoy! Have a lovely day!

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Snow Falling on Roses

Just three weeks ago, I posted a photo with the title Summer in September. How quickly things change. Today started out with cloudy skies, turning to a mix of rain and sleet, then rain and snow, and just a little bit ago turned over to snow. I am hoping that it doesn’t nip the roses. We have a garden wedding tomorrow! Fortunately, the forecast is for sunny skies and 66 degrees F. in the afternoon.

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Have a lovely day!

Early Autumn on Konza Prairie

I was out on the Konza Prairie the other afternoon and it was just about the prettiest that I have seen it.  The grasses are starting to put on their autumn colors – subtle shades of golds, oranges, reds and purple – before they turn brown for the winter. It is delightful to walk on the trails and hear little besides the wind blowing through the grasses, the songbirds and crickets, and the crunch of one’s own footsteps. In some places, the grasses are tall enough that I could extend my arms almost straight out from my sides and touch them with my fingertips as I passed by.

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Summer in September

It is supposed to be around 90 degrees F. here in Manhattan, Kansas today and tomorrow, so I needed to water the garden this morning. I was just captivated by the light and had to take some photos. This is Crape Myrtle Royalty soaking up some sun and water.

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An Autumn Boutonniere

I made this autumn-themed boutonniere with burnt orange mums from my garden and a Golden Mimi spray rose.  Burnt orange and gold is a beautiful color combination for Fall florals.

I hope that you will stop by my new blog,  Morning Star Weddings, to check out the photos and wedding planning tips. While there might be a small overlap between the two blogs, I will try not to duplicate photos between the two too often. A Taste of Morning will continue to have a range of  topics from food to gardening to local events and general photography, whereas Morning Star Weddings will focus on our wedding services and wedding planning ideas … oh, yes, and lots of photos!

Thanks for reading A Taste of Morning! Have a great day!

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