I spent my day off scurrying around “putting up” for winter. “Better get ready. Snow is coming!”
I stopped the lawn mower and tried to tuck a few long sprawling stems of Brazilian Verbena (V. bonariensis) back to avoid running over them. Two little white butterflies fluttered through and landed on a flower cluster close to the ground and began to sip.
The late spring through mid summer flower parade in my swale had passed by. Fallen flower petals had dropped off like multicolored confetti, now beginning their journey to compost.