Come take a walk with me. It's late afternoon and the sun is shining. Not a cloud in the sky. I just grabbed my old navy sweatshirt...it's chilly, and off we go. I want to show you what is blooming on the west side of the house.
The white Japanese anemones are blooming now....just look at all the buds.These are cool weather flowers and they take their time blooming and opening. They last so long.
The pink ones have been blooming for quite a while. I love these easy care flowers. They never look shabby. The dead blooms just fall off looking about the same as when they opened. They took so long to get established in this spot and are now finally taking over this garden. I would like to try a couple in the woods border next year.
Looking from south to north on this west side. You can see the natural slope of the yard down to the woods. This side gets no watering during the summer....unless I have something in a pot here. The susans are still blooming and looking good.
I took some other pictures, but I won't show them today.
Fall is on the wing....I saw some woolly worms today with narrow bands of orange....what does that mean? I sat on my bench and listened to the birds...the chipmunks were busy chattering and running around. Hummingbirds were very aggressive and flying to and fro. I noticed that several trees were starting to change color. I kind of hate to see the change coming, but when I think of pumpkins, donuts, scarecrows, fall festivals, mums, fall decorations, and other things fall.....I feel better about it. We just have to adapt and that's what we people from N. Illinois do best.
We had some BLT's for lunch and Joe had some corn. Good tomatoes at this time of year. I will miss them in the next months to come.
Well, tomorrow I am going to a program at our library in town. An artist is going to give a talk on mixed media painting. I'm really looking forward to this. I'll write more about it tomorrow.
Have a nice evening...