This marks the last monthly Picture This photo contest at garden blog Gardening Gone Wild [at least, the last for 2009]. I’ve been admiring the work of the winners over the past months, but thought this time: you can’t win if you don’t enter. So, here’s my entry.
This month’s theme is “End of the Line,” which can be interpreted literally with linear form and metaphorically with an image that symbolizes the end of the growing season.
This hosta was just catching the late afternoon light when I took this shot, making the sunlight seem to run down the drain of the petiole. Some hostas colour better in fall than others. These are the fairly substantial leaves of my blue-leafed Hosta tokudama which seem to have come through the slug-fest of Summer 2009 unscathed. Not all the leaves on the plant have this degree of colouration. It happened to be a case of the right leaf at the right time.