And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
On this GBBD it's nearly impossible to find outside blooms here in SE Massachusetts. I thought I would do a before and after so you can see the difference between July and November.
The color of the Butterfly Weed in bloom is almost blinding. I used to think that orange wasn't a summer color but I've become smitten with it! As you can see by the picture below, It has nearly dropped all of it's seeds and looks a little bedraggled.
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
July in the garden was amazing. There were blooms everywhere I looked. The old wood stove Andy gave up for me was covered. Now, it looks so bare!
Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze...
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind—
Thy windy will to bear!
I tried to take pictures in the same area as the July pictures. It's amazing how different it looks and how difficult it was to find a landmark......
Look at the Shasta Daisies and Globe Amaranth! So wonderful in the summer. A little desolate looking in November.
It's been so long since I blogged....and so much has happened. The flowerbed is pretty much tucked in for a long winter rest. There are still a couple of things needed to be done but I'm dragging my feet.....By the amount of frost in the garden, I need to get moving!
We have had two snows since I wrote! One in October and one this week.....fortunately, it didn't accumulate but it's too early.....It's an odd thing to see snow and Autumn leaves together.......We almost never see snow before Thanksgiving. Nor do we (I) want to see it!!
Our home is about 90 years young.....there were several parts of it that hadn't been insulated so we had that done. What was suppose to be a two day job dragged on for a week. We had to move things out of the way in the cellar and attic.....the house looks like a bomb went off in it.....we did manage to get a few things straightened out so it looks like a small bomb went off instead of a big one.....There is also insulation dust......the dust rags and vacuum are getting a work out! I'm praying things will be (our) normal before Thanksgiving!
Today I'm grateful to realize that in 6 months winter will be past and I'll be digging in the soil again!
Happy Gardening, Flower Freak
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