Goodbye to the girls of summer

We’re experiencing our first major storm of fall this weekend. No snow is falling here at our Utah home, but I can see fleeting views of Lone Peak and Box Elder Peak through the clouds, each with a little crown of white at the very top. Soon, it will freeze down here, too, and we’ll let go of these beautiful blossoms and prepare for the long nights of winter. I’m not ready for that. I never am. I am a summer soul. So, here are some of our summer flowers. We’ve sure loved them this year!

 

So, why call them the girls of summer? I don’t know… some flowers do seem like boys, but many have feminine names like dahlia or petunia. Whatever gender they are, they will be missed and remembered fondly.