Less Wordy Wednesday – A tribute to summer in the garden

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I know, I know. It is supposed to be Wordless Wednesday. But, I couldn’t help myself anymore. My fingers have this crazy urge to type, type, type. So, I’ve decided to compromise and do Less Wordy Wednesday. The pictures will still be the highlight, with a little bit of narration for good measure. So here goes:

Finally, and I mean finally, we had our first fall like day in Colorado. Trust me, I love summer like everyone else, but it was getting a little ridiculous. And since it feels like fall is fast approaching, I decided to do a “farewell to our summer garden” with some pictures of it at its peak.

Swallowtail butterfly dining on butterfly bush, while also taunting my blood thirsty cats.

Swallowtail butterfly dining on butterfly bush, while also taunting my cats.

Mixed bed of perennials and annuals.

Mixed bed of perennials and annuals.

Bibrant daylily. These plants are almost impossible to kill–trust me, we've tried.

Vibrant daylily. These plants are almost impossible to kill–trust me, we’ve tried.

Early morning mimosas on the patio. It's okay they have vitamin C and I get the orange juice with calcium, so it's like health food.

Early morning mimosas on the patio. It’s okay they have vitamin C and I get the orange juice with calcium, so it’s like health food.

One of my favorite visitors to the garden: the hummingbird moth. They are so fun to watch and also great at teasing my cats.

One of my favorite visitors to the garden: the hummingbird moth. They are so fun to watch and also great at teasing my cats.

Thanks for checking out my pics. Happy Wednesday!