|Only the blush of colour on the birches betrays |
this as a fall day instead of mid-summer
I've even managed to get out into the woods to better see the lovely fall colour.
In some ways it's hard to believe it's fall though. We've only had a couple frosts to date and they weren't even enough to kill off my dahlias. Blooms are still bursting forth each day.
The insects are still gathering pollen.
|A small bee is busy working on this Ruby Star coneflower|
Even more surprising is that there are flowers to gather pollen from. My lupines have started to put out a second flush of flowers and these Anemone sylvestris are full of blooms after only being planted in mid-August.
Sea holly has been a constant in the garden this year and continues to provide for those insects that are still active.
|Do you see anybody visiting these flowers?|
I might almost be tempted to think it was spring except for the one constant reminder.
There are no apples in spring. And apples are constantly on my mind these days.