Indian Summer is happening in our corner of the world. It's beautiful! Crisp mornings, sunny and clear afternoons, and crisp nights. We've had some light frosts so quite a few of the flowers have been nipped. I had lunch with a fellow retired teacher friend today and thanks to her prompting (Thank you Marji!) I thought I'd take one more trip out to the garden to take some photos of what survived before I start to pull them up and put the garden to bed for the long, snowy, blustery winter ahead. The weatherman just predicted a very snowy winter, so this year, every day will be a "snow day"!
I made these guys a long time ago and they are one of my favorite door decorations. They're just made of plywood, painted with acrylic paints, then sprayed with clear polyurethane for protection. i tried to replicate the old Halloween cats found on vintage postcards.
They have wire whiskers that are pulled through some small holes drilled by the nose.
The birds have left the nest inside . . . they probably thought it was haunted. It sure LOOKS haunted! I guess that works for October but a fresh coat of paint is in order.
This is one of my favorites because of its heart shaped leaves - Brunnera Macrophylia. It blooms with brilliant blue baby's breath-like flowers in the early spring, and then develops much larger leaves as the summer moves on. It needs no care whatsoever and always looks beautiful. You can also get this plant with variegated leaves.
One of the last roses of summer . . .
Those zinnias are so hardy - they're some of that last ones to give up!
This pink hydrangea tripled in size this summer!
This is a good old-fashioned Cleome - it game to the garden all on its own - a volunteer from last year's crop.
And last of all, especially at this time of year, we can't forget to look up at the trees! This is one of the trees in our front yard - so gorgeous and majestic!
Thrifty Decor Chick's