Although the growing season is winding down around here, there is still plenty of activity going on outside.
The honeybees are busy collecting pollen from the blossoms of the mini-pumpkin plants in preparation for winter.
The morning glories have finally started blooming. It won’t be long before the first frost around here, so I need to enjoy these beauties as much as possible over the next few weeks.
Even the shrub roses continue to offer some blooms to enjoy.
The Sedum is in full bloom.
The Pee-gee Hydrangea has taken on the rich pink hues of fall.
The Rudbeckia continues to push out some new flowers, but most of the blooms are becoming tattered.
The asters have just started to blossom. The warm weather predicted for this week will likely encourage them to burst into full bloom.
And the leaves are changing.
No doubt about it, fall is here…which means winter is around the corner. I am not a big fan of winter (especially here in Minnesota), so I am going to cling to the beauty of autumn as long as possible.