Photographing the garden in the fall is very different from summer. In the summer I must get out there early before Mr. Sun shines his death rays. But now the sun is very slanted and I face new challenges, for this beginner photographer anyway. Still, it allows for new perspectives and fall light has always been my summer savior.
Moonflower starts to stay open longer as the mornings cool down.
Grasses start to show off now. This muhly (Pink or Gulf; I'm not sure which as they were gifts) is not at its peak yet but starting to get there.
Inland Sea Oats seedheads, which were cut off right after this photo was taken to prevent too much self-seeding.
'Fireworks' (Pennisetum setaceum rubrum) is surviving the neighbor cat's constant chewing. Maybe next year I can get it to really shine. But I just gotta figure out the cat thing.
The slanting light is challenging my photographs of the woodland garden.
Speaking of challenges, can you find the two Cloudless Sulphur butterflies amongst the leaves? I'm not an expert butterfly ID'er but I think that's what these are. The butterflies are there, believe me.
The Gulf Fritillarys are all over. The challenge with photographing all butterflies, besides the fact that they don't stand still, is that they're mostly out in the bright sunshine of the afternoon.
I think I prefer the underside of the Gulf Fritillarys most. This one's on 'Victoria Blue' Salvia. I hope to capture more butterflies in the near future, if they'll only hang around a while for my camera. Wish me luck!