Although the garden is still mostly green and many plants are still blooming, there are definite signs that summer is over and the whole landscape has a new persona. If it was audible, it would sound like the garden was sighing.
The shadows change at this time and observing how the sun manages to get right inside of the plants and trees as they first put on the bright colors of autumn and then slowly undress is one of the joys of the coming month.
Right now, on this first day of October, many of the summer flowers linger and there is still much to be harvested.
Autumn bloomers kiss the summer bloomers goodbye.
|Herbs and flowers ready for preserving|
|Goldenrod opening a week or so ago|
Look closely to see my little friend!
The mums are showing off the first golds and rusts of the season.
Goldfinches will come for these spent coneflower seeds
The knowledge that soon all will be brown makes me savor the colors now.
|In a few weeks, the whole tree will be gold|
|Late blooming roses will be a gentle reminder of summer days until early November|
spend it wisely