I'm a bit late with this post because a happy family gathering had claimed my time and attention, but the past week was a lovely one in many ways and it deserves some recognition.
Autumn has truly arrived here. We've had intermittent rain during the week - light rain, to be sure, but a real refresher for a tired and thirsty garden.
When Hubby and I go out for our early morning walk these days, we find a landscape shrouded in fog and mist with just a hint of coolness in the air. It's a refreshing change from our usual suffocating heat and humidity.
I love the look of the roadsides and meadows in autumn. Many different varieties of yellow wildflowers are in bloom at this time and they paint the countryside with sunshine.
In my own garden, of course, things are changing pretty rapidly now. Leaves are falling. Some plants are beginning to fade as they prepare for winter. Others, like the Cape honeysuckle that I showed you on Wednesday, are in their glory just now.
When I first went outside this morning, the thermometer on the back porch read 58 degrees! We haven't seen temperatures in the 50s here since late April/early May. We are promised fairly cool temperatures for the next few days. Let us hope that is the start of a long trend.
I hope you and your garden are enjoying pleasant weather. Happy gardening!