Thursday, September 13, 2012
last days of the begonia
Catboxette's salvaged begonia has now reached full expression, at the very end of its life. The temperature dropped to 39 here last night, so the great autumn die-off, in yard and garden, is most likely days away.
I think I've told this flower's story before, an orphan sprout m'lady found in the compost heap, then transformed into Cinderella at the ball. The pot it sits in is also salvage, thrown out 30 years ago by the potter on Marrowstone Island because one side got a burnt spot while in the kiln. It's been in use here since then.
Summer was delicious, but we leave it with no regrets. There are promises of renewed vigor and big plans afoot in the fresh, cool air of the new season.
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