Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Walk Around the Yard on This Fall Afternoon

Very little is blooming in the perennial garden.  A lone clematis is a surprise on this fall day.  Most of the rest of the vine is entering dormancy.

The chrysanthemums are slow to bloom and even now are so tiny.

The Knock Out rose has had a good year and is lovely still against the stone wall.

Volunteer pansies have been tucked into the miniature garden pail and geraniums have a burst of final blooms.

I have nursed these annuals along all summer and now one has decided to finally bloom.

These pots will soon have to be moved into the vestibule for the winter.

Last year the sedum wintered over on the deck but then it was a mild winter.  It too needs to go to the vestibule.  The hanging asters add color.

Browns, yellows and reds are taking precedence in the trees.

Autumn joy has deepened it shade.

One or two stella d'oro have last minute blooms.

These trees will soon be golden and then bare.  Another autumn is upon us.