As October comes to a close, an early nor’easter has turned fall into FALL. As rain pours down, as snow blankets us with a slushy mush, as ice pellets sting our face, and as howling wind tears the leaves from their branches, here a few photos of the colors, the debris, and the faded glory of autumn.
Let the raking begin.
The pink of Autumn Joy has aged and deepened to a dark, dusty rose.
Pee Gee Hydrangea is now parchment-colored.
This bee is probably wishing it had a blanket as it naps on Blanket Flower.
The Maple is on fire.
I'm not sure of the name of this plant, but the leaves are a bright spot in the garden -- until the temperatures really drop an the leaves droop. But with warmth, they rebound.
Liatris "punks" have turned from purple to brown.
Mums and Black Mondo Grass.
Lacecap Hydrangea is a shadow of its summer color.
Maple leaves nestled against a stone wall.
The buds for next spring's blooms are set on the northern growing Magnolia. Something to look forward to!