The weather has gotten considerably worse over the last few days. My beautiful Hemerocalis Bonanza is looking something like a sad, large spider.
Even with a name like 'Summer Sun', there's only so much one can do.
The frog was none too impressed.
The Tiger Eye Gold Rudbeckia, that shone so brightly in my last post, just a few days ago, is succumbing to early winter conditions.
I think the worst part is that the leaves haven't changed colour yet, but are frozen and falling rapidly. Not a hint of colour on my Eunonymus, and with the selective pruning of a large weeping birch nearby, it was probably getting ready to put on a fine show. Same goes for the cotoneaster hedge. It is quite plain all summer, but really lights up the yard in fall. My 2 mature Prunus triolba multiplex (double flowering plum) haven't flowered well due to the buds freezing over the past few years, but are also very attractive in the fall, and are still green. It just feels like it happened too soon, but I suppose we say that every year.
I found this ladybug wandering slowly across my living room floor. I usually put them outside, but at -10 it wasn't an option.
I couldn't resist these cut tulips while out shopping for a turkey early this morning.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.