“You. Are. A. Glitter Gawd!!!!!” wrote a friend when I showed her the above image. Not exactly what I had expected, but I’ll take it! It’s a Lupine leaflet, still covered with dew, photo taken yesterday morning. The dew may have started as a light frost (friends a few kms up the road reported they had frost) but by the time I strolled into the garden the sun had been up for a bit and there was just a heavy dew everywhere. Here’s what the photo looks like without the Photoshop glitter:
The Lupin/Lupine leaf is the first of six things from my garden this week. To see six things in gardens all around the world, take a look at The Propagator‘s site.
The second thing in my garden this week is a collection of flowers still blooming:
The third thing is a second collection of flowers still blooming – my favourite annual, Zinneas. I know – you’ve seen ’em before, but I just can’t help it…
Something new that hasn’t quite made it into the garden (hopefully tomorrow…) is this garlic. We stopped by a garden centre this morning – the pickings were slim, as one would expect at this time of year, but I did notice this garlic. It’s called Duganski – a “big and bold” hardneck garlic I have not grown before. It’s supposed to grow quite tall and I like the purple marbling (that you can’t really see in this photo), although I was a bit put off when I brought it home then read this about it: “it packs a whallop of deep, rich flavor and grow like a big weed in the garden.” It’s going into a raised bed that I moved yesterday, from the back of the yard to the back of the house. Much closer to the rain barrels.
The fifth thing this week is fall foliage. It’s been a spectacular year for bright bold autumn colours on trees and shrubs but one thing I didn’t expect was this – a lilac with leaves turning red. Usually, on all the lilacs I have or have seen the leaves curl up in the fall, turn an ugly brown and fall off. Not this one. I wish I could remember the variety!
The last of the six in my garden is a true sign of fall – and again, it’s not in my garden, but rather on top of it. A flock of Canada Geese practicing flying in formation before they head south for the winter. No border crossings for them!
It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada; there will be a roast turkey in the oven Monday although with new restrictions just announced in parts of Ontario I’m not sure with whom we will or will not be sharing it with. We will; however, be exceedingly thankful for our health, our family’s health, our friend’s heath, our healthcare system and everyone who has worked so hard and sacrificed so much this year to help keep their communities safe, fed and protected.
Enjoy the weekend everyone, and please, stay safe.