You may, or may not, have heard I have a new car. RIP poor old Toyota. There should be a picture of my car at the top of this post, but I never got around to making that happen. Other things that you won't see today are the gimlets (basil lime gimlets) a friend and I had Friday night and I have no pictures of my Saturday night. I am a terrible blogger (but, I hope to get better). You will see, the pictures I took Sunday while visiting Red Butte Gardens for first time in a couple of months.
I arrived mid-morning to clearing blue skies and warming temperatures, as there had been a little rain the night before. Strolling through the grounds it was easy to see fall was winning out over summer. I stopped to take a picture of the spectacular view and, as I turned around to continue my walk, I spotted this fuchsia in a nearby hanging planter. It was an unexpected delight, with its delicate blossoms of pastel lavender against silver green background.
The plants are either fading to burnished tones or turning exceptionally bright colors. I was impressed with the hibiscus as produced one last glorious blossom while its leaves were on their last gasp.
In Utah, most of our fall colors are shades of gold, but once in awhile you run across a tree that stands out. Our autumn is just beginning here in the valley, although it's long past on the peaks. As the days cool and the nights grow shorter, the trees will drop their colorful clothes and start to show their bones. Over the next few weeks we'll watch as autumn gives way to winter. I just hope the descent is slow.