Zinnia Greeting Greeting me in the morning. They are burnished with brown on those bright colors, and petals curling now at the end of October, but just a few weeks ago they still greeted me, washed with sunlight, over the deck railing when I stepped out each morning. I haven’t grown zinnias in years and decided to toss some seeds into an old aluminum barrel planter because I’ve been reworking all my gardens. Up they came and began blooming in July. These tallest ones bloomed first and stood all summer into autumn; these photos were taken at the beginning of October. Still bright at the beginning of October. I had always thought they were hybrids of plants from some other land, but realized this year they really are native to North America, not usually this far north, but no wonder all the bees and butterflies were all over them. I miss them already, but I also know what I’ll be planting more of in the sunny areas. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Reflecting Before the TakeoffThing Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.