Flowery Interlude


The flowers everywhere have been stunning
and I wanted to remember some of the beauties I have encountered
on my walks and outings.
This orange dahlia was growing along the lake.

I came across this huge bloom on one of my early morning walks in the neighbourhood.

Such a dark red with petals like velvet

A fresh white Cosmos blowing in the breeze.

Big and beautiful Rudbeckia and tiny Signet Marigolds.

Bright yellow Zinnia

A Dahlia starting to unfold its central petals

Another Dahlia in the morning sun with a profusion of generous petals

Some fresh green maple leaves looking very springlike before autumn
brings in shades of orange and red.

Curvy petals and the perfumed beauty of a rose growing not far away from home.

White Zinnia, Rudbeckia, yellow Zinnia and ornamental leaves down by the lake.
The colour harmonies in the flower beds along the lake in Lausanne-Ouchy
were fresh and luminous is shades of yellow with touches of white.

They looked rather pale and uninteresting at the beginning of the season,
but then they exploded into a very joyful looking sight
and it was a pleasure to see them as I walked along the lake.

Closer to home, on my early morning or evening walks, I love to see the Japanese
Anemone blooming in the late summer.

The buds are so pretty too.

A sure sign of autumn are the Golden Rod which start blooming in August
and continue into September. 
The bees just love them.

Dahlias come in the most beautiful colour combinations

I do like the white tips of the petals on this one.

I saved this one for my last photo today.
I do love the curly central petals, the tightly folded centre and that little bee.

Without going abroad or on a longer holiday this year,
I've chosen to remain in Switzerland because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This has encouraged me to make interesting and beautiful little escapades not far from home.

Next time, I'll be showing my September getaway in the vineyards
in the beautiful Lavaux area, not far from Lausanne at all.

Skies and Mountain Silhouettes

More photos from Lavey-les-Bains following the first part here:

Pine Branches against a late summer sky.
There were many beautiful trees in the grounds of the hotel.

Colourful fluffy clouds and birds flying high before the morning sun hit the mountain range.

The sun is arriving

At last the rich colours start to show as the sun illuminates the higher peaks.

So many interesting clouds at different times of the day.
I liked these in pink and gold.

Sitting on a bench in the grounds to read my book-
It's called : 'Standing in the Rainbow' by Fannie Flagg.
A charming story of people and their connections with each other in a small town
called Elmwood Springs in Missouri, U.S.A.

I'm also crocheting rainbows to make a garland and here are the first three!

I saw this hollowed out tree trunk full of treasures from nature

The mountains are extremely steep in some parts
and I prefer to admire them from afar rather than climb them!
Watching the sunset from the hotel room

and getting a last glimpse of an illuminated tip of a mountain,
the Dent de Morcles
which can also be seen in the preceeding blog entry.

These beautiful white flowers were in hanging terracotta pots along the covered terrace.

Just for fun!
As I passed a metal sculpture in the hotel on my way to the spa,
I had to laugh at my deformed image!

I think my next blog entry may be about flowers
there are still so many beauties blooming in this late summer period before autumn sets in.