Here you go.
|(Ignore the green plastic mesh sleeve around the trunk of the sourwood. It is there to deter bucks from rubbing their antlers on the bark this time of year. They do quite a lot of damage to small tree trunks.)|
Jim braved threatening clouds to take these photos on a stormy looking day. He is my hero.
|(It never rained, but the skies were ominous)|
It's a little chilly sitting in the chairs in the gravel garden now. But even on a cool day I could rest here all afternoon and marvel at how trees change color, how they grow and how my garden is evolving.
|(The bright orange nasturtiums have succumbed to a killing frost since this picture -- they froze to mush,|
leaving a strong scent of pepper throughout the whole area. And the red salvia blackened. Sigh.)
Do you do that? Do you rest, look, marvel, and shake your head at what you have created around you? I hope so.
And, because it is autumn in New England, you have to look at a maple leaf. You just do.
Happy October to you. Happy spring to the gardeners in the southern hemisphere, and happy autumn to the gardeners staring down winter up here.
We got a hard freeze this weekend. It's coming.