I really don't like this time of year, cooler weather, more clothes, shorter days. Everything is fading in the garden. Feverishly, I try and get the last of everything picked, preserved and eaten before the first killing frost. Yes, the leaves turn pretty colours, then you have to rake them up, but if you turn your eyes down everything is going brown and ratty looking.
As gloomy as it makes me, there are still a few things making a show.
Grandma's beautiful little red dahlias
I'll have to dig them up after the first frost and store them until next spring
My blanket flowers still going strong
Best perennial seeding ever
Toad lilies, just coming out
One of the more unusual fall bloomers
The garlic and winter onions are planted, clean up is on going, my fall gardening is almost complete. As much as it makes me sad to see it all go, I get it, even Mother Nature needs a rest. (And no more cutting the grass, Hurray)
If it wasn't for the celebrations on the horizon, Thanksgiving, Halloween, my birthday and Christmas, I could skip fall altogether. As much as it is kind of nice to see the change of season, I've always wondered what it would be like to be in a place that was green and warm all year long. Every Canadian's dream.
Take care and I hope you enjoy the autumn far more than I do LOL. Thanks for dropping by.