Well, yes. Winter is coming, Minus eight when I got up this morning, a mix of rain and snow forecast for this long, Remembrance Day weekend. Veterans and scores of Canadians will be standing as the snow falls Monday, paying tribute to our fallen soldiers and all those who have served.
The weather was a bit different last Tuesday – sunny and warmish. Marigolds still blooming, Cassia still standing. Water still liquid in the rain trough. Here are six things in my garden – some photos taken on Tuesday, some taken this morning. To see photos from gardens around the world, where, it seems, many others are also experiencing sub-zero temperatures, visit The Propagator’s page.
1 – the aforementioned cassia – this is my popcorn cassia (Cassia Didymobotrya) on Tuesday and again this morning.
2 – I found a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)still in bloom on Tuesday. It’s not blooming anymore (I cut it and put it in a vase) – the second shot isn’t the same flower but it may as well be, it’s what all the other coneflowers looked like this morning…
3 – Annuals – there are still a couple (literally two) brave looking snapdragons (Antirrhinum) around…but the marigolds (Tagetes) have had it….
4 – Here’s some fabulous fall foliage from Tuesday on my favourite Viburnum – Korean Spice (Viburnum carlesii) – and my favourite smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’). Today there’s only a few leaves left on each of these:
5 – Have I mentioned frozen water….
6 – And finally, a simple wide shot of our eastern tree line. The clouds were kinda neat on Tuesday, and the pines made an interesting boundary, I thought. To everyone observing Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day or whatever it may be called where you live, may you have a peaceful weekend.