Thursday, October 19, 2017

And then the Winter Storm in February 2013

Yesterday I posted beautiful fall pictures of leaves.  The colors were glorious.  This year we have lots of green and 70 degrees F today.
One of my readers, Alana at Ramblin' with AM, asked if that was the fall preceding the terrible winter.  Well, it was.  The worst 'fall' was to come when a storm in 'February led to the eventual demise of my gray birch tree.  I have not gone back to see my blog posts from then, but here is the birch:
  From my pics it appears that 2014 was the last bad winter.  Here is February 2014:
What was left of the birch tree got taken down that spring. 
Here's hoping that this winter is as mild as the last.  I can deal with the cold, but not the heavy, wet snow.  Maybe Mother Nature decides what weather we get based on how we behave?  Hey, I've been a good girl.  You didn't rain on my parade all summer, so please don't snow on it this winter.  Thank you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday - Fall 2012

These are photos from five years ago today.  Fall this year looks nothing like this:






Sunday, October 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - October, 2017

After a summer of little or no rain here in my part of southeastern Michigan, we have had rain for a good part of this week.  The grass never looked this good all year.  Unfortunately, when it dries out, it will have to be mowed again.
Join me for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day today.  I took these pictures this week before the rains washed every bloom away.
 Michaelmas daisies
 A single Bonica bloom.  
The coral knock-out roses are still hanging in there, along with the bugs looking for food.
 Fall leaf color on 'Palace Purple' Heuchera
Fall leaves on doublefile viburnum
 A dwarf quickfire hydrangea that is still blooming
 Another hydrangea, species unknown
And blooms on the limelight hydrangea that I leave in place over the winter
 And last but not least, the blooms on the wild grasses
 zebra grass
To see what is blooming in other gardens, head on over to May Dreams Gardens.