Though sometimes the 'Golden Years' seem more like tarnished brass, they are not the end of adventure. I invite you to follow me as I transcend from full-time government employee to full-time life observer. I'll cover life, government, travel, food, gardening, whatever crosses my path.
The extremely hot summer has turned into a mild fall. We have yet to see a frost in the yard, though the open park behind me had frost this morning. That means that fall clean-up is going to last into November.
The limelight hydrangeas are still blooming, even producing new blooms.
The Montauk daisies are blooming despite the best efforts of the rabbits to eat them to the ground. Thank goodness for chicken wire.
The red sedums are developing a good color and even the low-growing ground covers that have finished blooming look good with their variegated leaves.
The birds have been having a field day eating berries, fighting with those miserable rats with bushy tails (some folks call them squirrels - same family). Here are some cotoneaster and viburnum berries.
The birches have started to change color. Here is a white birch.
And the katsura tree can be seen from the kitchen patio. It seems lovelier than ever this year.
Coral bells in a beautiful purple really stand out in the fallen leaves.
Soon all of this will be bare stems.
Thanks for stopping by. See more gardens at May Dreams Gardens and thanks to Carol for hosting this blog hop.