A geranium is a herbaceous plant or small shrub of a genus that comprises the cranesbills and their relatives. Geraniums bear a long, narrow fruit that is said to be shaped like the bill of a crane. The word is derived from the Greek “geranos,” which means crane,
Each flower consists of tiny little blooms in a cluster, which is endowed with various colors. The red ones are my favorite for planting in pots. They have been especially vibrant this year. The terra cotta pots show off the color and seems to accentuate it as well.
The smells of summer still hang in the air.
The potent fragrance of fertile soil.
The aroma of a bonfire after dark, whisking away mosquitoes.
The blooming roses cast their lovely scent as they cling to life, knowing only too well that their days are numbered.
The days grow shorter.
The last glimmer of sunlight is consumed by darkness.
In what seems like an instant crimsons, golds, rusts and brilliant yellows take the place of lush, succulent greens.
God has taken His paint brush and blended warm hues on His palette – placing the pigment on the landscape. He gives us one more brilliant display before the lifeless blanket of white spreads across the great expanse. It will be here before we know it.