I am offering blooming balloons for this Blooming Friday... to see other blooms the world over visit our gracious Katarina's Roses and Stuff. We are having a subtle show so far this Autumn but the hot air balloons are most colorful... as are certain trees here and there. Japanese Maples tend to go all out red and juxtaposed with a White Birch it is most striking. Purple asters still dot the landscape and are visited by lingering Lepidoptera. This lovely "common" sulfur is quite a compliment to the purple aster.