Late summer, gold sun and cool shadows in a dry garden.
Drawn to the color like moths to the flame:
The heat of orange...
The rattle of the palms...
Do I sit and linger? Or hurry on?
Cool blue leaves, hot pink stems: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
And the puckering flowers, red cat-whisker filaments, bubble buds:
Agaves, the light fades...
Other plants grabbing for the last little bits of gold:
Ribbons of drying Nolina foliage, a brittle blonde curtain...
Spider web tangled in Agave teats:
The sculpted power of tree trunks and shadow.
(gardening gone wild photo contest October 2011)
And then the sun goes down.