Celebrating Autumn #2

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. The feast day of St Michael the Archangel on the 29th September coincides with the peak flowering season of autumn flowering Asters. Which is how they come by their common name, Michaelmas Daisy.

If you’d like to visit a garden that celebrates this plant then click on this link to a post on my flower blog


Festival of Leaves #2 | Michaelmas Daisies


  1. beetleypete says:

    The bee was a great bonus. Lovely shot, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. Gorgeous flowers. Gorgeous images!
    Thanks for linking up.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You’re very welcome Dawn. One of autumn’s best flowers.

  3. margaret21 says:

    I always love an aster. They may be my favourite Autumn flower.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, they are pretty. If you follow the link you’ll find a lot of different colours.

  4. Lovely flower, great colour … and the bonus must be the bee ☺️.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Always nice to capture a bee 🐝

  5. Jane Lurie says:

    Beauty, Jude. Always love a good bee working a flower. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Me too. Starting to see less now that the weather is turning.

  6. One of my favourites. Mine are starting to come good after winter and they should bloom right through summer and autumn.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Your asters flower in summer? They only start here around late summer.

      1. Yes, and they flower for months, right through to the end of autumn. I love them.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Wow, that’s great value. They are lovely but definitely autumn flowers here. We do have summer flowering blue daisies – Felicia or Kingfisher daisy. I used to grow them in the Cape.

        2. Heyjude says:

          Another blue daisy you have is the Swan River daisy, which I have grown in my previous garden, but I wasn’t successful here. That’s more of a trailer.

        3. I didn’t know of that daisy and looked it up – native to Western Australia. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

        4. Heyjude says:

          It’s very pretty.

  7. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Gorgeous. Mine is finally flowering

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m still waiting for one of mine to open, but I did transplant it from a pot into the ground earlier this year so it might have been putting down roots first.

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