With the air temperature being what it is, and the drizzle coming down pre-chilled I think I can safely say we lost our “signs of summer”. Perhaps the date on the calendar, October 3, also has something to do with it.
All we have are the “Signs of Fall” as we move toward winter……Yes winter!
- Of course the colours of the leaves have changed and are still changing!
- Even some of the Red Oaks have some red leaves
- The Hawthornes in our hedgerows have all lost their leaves, and
- In a matter of a week the Robins, and other birds prepping for their flight south have all but cleaned off the Haws
- Even the Grouse have moved into the hedgerows to glean some of the Haw harvest
- Aside from the Haws the birds have also been cleaning up on the Rowan and Nanny Berries
- The seeds from the Endive flowers are also a favourite
- The corn field across the road was harvested last week and the noise from the Canada Geese in there is impressive
- In the garden we have a Sun Flower that only blooms after the first frost. The Maximillian Sunflower put out some blooms this past weekend. There will be more!
- The Monkshood also blooms at this time. It is looking quite imposing!
- Most of the Asters have finished blooming except for the New England Asters. With everything turning grey and brown they really stand out!