But fall brings with it some triumphs as well. Like the much anticipated blooms of the gigantic sunflowers.
And a profusion of dahlias
The vegetable garden is bursting with edibles.
And the cooler weather has brought forth numerous violets
Rose hips have formed
And fall mums are blossoming
and of course the air is perfumed with the scent of ripening apples
So I guess it's not so bad after all!
Thanks to all who participated in the giveaway for Novica and congratulations to WiseAcre Gardens, the winner of the $50 gift certificate. If you haven't had the opportunity to look at WiseAcre's blog you might want to check him out. Fantastic fungus photos and he's a real whiz with wildflower identification.