Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Colors of Sunsets and Flowers

Last evening I watched the sunset—it bloomed orange, yellow, white, mauve, and a tiny bit of pale pink.

This afternoon, I saw the colors of the sunset in my garden. Orange fritillaries on mauve milkweed blossoms:

Orange daylilies:

Yellow daylilies too:

Yellow prickly pear:

Yellow squash blossoms:

White oak-leaf hydrangea:

And white yucca:

Pink roses:

And pink lilies:

But the sunset didn't have the color of Job's tears:

Or my butterfly bush (except for the butterfly):

Or even this yarrow:

Still, it was pretty colorful.

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Blogger Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

I wish I knew all the names of everything like you do. I have some of that stuff. But I'll never remember.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your photos are simply gorgeous! That is such a colorful sunset. All your flowers are so pretty and you have such a variety.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous claudia said...

I think the 'tears' you gave me dried up!!
Need to try again this year...

9:43 PM  
Blogger Amy Tate said...

Yummy! I haven't feasted on a sunset like that in weeks. We were hit with another storm last night.

3:01 PM  

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