Here’s a tiny flower cluster on the marine heliotrope, which is sitting in one of those southern windows in the last room of the Nest to be attended to.
The heliotropes – I saved two from this summer’s garden – are both a bit leggy, though I am trying to carefully prune them down into something a little lower and bushier, in hopes of getting them to survive the winter.
Meanwhile, I mentioned recently about the return of the comic book collection and so there are longboxes here and there throughout the Nest. Now that they are right here in front of me, I know how much space I need to have available for them and in time, they’ll all be together. In the meantime, they do give Badum and I a little more face-to-face time.
If you are looking for something in a purple flower from a slightly different side of that color’s spectrum, then you’re in luck, since I also have this late-season wild thistle blossom I captured alongside Boat Meadow Creek on my way to the bank yesterday morning.
It’s easy to see the season is drawing to a close, but we still had temperatures in the mid-fifties. When I stopped for these photos, tide was just beginning to subside and rush back out to the bay.