Friday, September 11, 2009

Last Call- Just Pretty

The Harvest Moon signaling time to bring in the crops. There have already been frosts in Maine around Calais. Brrrrrrrrr!   Can you see the silhouette of the Gibson Girl in the face of the moon? She's on the right hand side. If you squint, you'll get a more impressionistic view and it may be easier for you to pick her out. Her chin is raised and she's smiling. The large dark areas form the top of her hair in the classic Gibson style.                                                                                                                                                   
This is Rudbeckia Flugida. It has glossy leaves. The Brown or Black Eyed Susans with fuzzy leaves and a floppier, more open habit are Rudbeckia Hirta. Hirta means hairy. Call'a me names like that and I'll have my cousin Vinny hirt'a you!
These are the last fruits of a vibrunum. I don't know which variety it is. There are viburnums which are native to the Maine woods. They are an important food source for birds and rodents. The birds have pretty well picked this one clean. The berries start out brilliant red then turn to black.
This is a Hydrangea bloom. I don't know the variety. The heads are the size of basketballs. Looking at the flowers close up reminds me of snow. BBBbbrrrrrrrrrrrr!


  1. I believe the Gibson Girl has her nose in the air because she was doomed to the moon for being, at one time, so "snooty" towards others!
    Hula Girl

  2. Wow, that's VERY interesting. I'll have to look it up because that sounds intriguing.

  3. Your blog is still as great as ever. The hummingbird pictures were amazing and the tribute to your friend, very touching.

  4. Robin, you never cease to amaze me !! Thank you for keeping me in your loop ! Terry

  5. Yeah well, Boo Nuccio could eat your cousin Vinny for breakfast....fuggetaboutit.
    - Grasshoppa

  6. Ooooooo, someone is a Soprano's watcher!