The temperatures have been dropping regularly to a chilly 2 degrees celsius overnight as of late. We have had a touch of frost too, most noticeably this morning when I could see a hard shine to the black mulch in the flower bed.
The cool air hasn't deterred the flowers though. Although the dahlias did not like our dry summer they are making up for lost time now with the excess rainfall.
When I look out the window to the flower garden a purple haze of Sea Holly greets my eye.
We have had rain and sun in equal measure lately causing the Limelight hydrangeas to continue putting out blooms full tilt.
It feels like half my garden, from hardy geraniums, hydrangeas, agastache to Mountain Bluet are fully intent on putting out a riot of colour until mother nature forces them to acknowledge the change of season.
Even if the flowers can't, the trees can tell time.
My little red oak tells me fall is not just begun but almost half way over. Time to get out and collect some leaves.