It's officially here!
I wandered about the yard today and snapped off a bunch of pictures. I saw the sunlight hitting these trees through the woods and it captured my attention. I felt very fall like.
Not that I want to rush the seasons, but I think I'm ready to rest a bit from tending to all my flowers and plants.
We've had an unusual amount of rain lately and I haven't had to worry about watering anything. I haven't been seeing the hummingbirds anymore- I'm sure they headed south already.
Dried leaves fall even though the trees haven't turned yet.
It starts to get messy.
My garden areas are still alive and well, but there are some telltale signs that the plants are done for the season.
The hydrangeas are starting to change and get that papery look. This is a small PeeGee Hydrangea tree.
For days the bees been all over these flowers on the
Autumn Joy Sedum. It was very chilly last night and these guys were not moving fast at all. We had a frost warning but it didn't happen.
I noticed my little girl statue looked like she was staring at the sedum too!
You can see some leaves that have nestled in here already.
My Queen Elizabeth Rose is taller than me now!
I've had the best luck with this rose bush. It's not much for fragrance like a tea rose is, but it has the looks. Our northern climate has proven to be difficult for some of the roses I've tried over the years. This one is a keeper!
I tore apart my planters in front of the garage. The plants in them had become quite unruly and I was ready to see some fall coloring. I did spare this one because the bees have been so active on it.
I had an idea that Dan helped me put together with the planters. I created a Mum and Pumpkin topiary with gourds.
I've also decorated my deck which is where everyone first comes to when visiting.