Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Second Look--October 12, 2016

If there was any doubt that fall is here, the doubt is all gone. The mums are blooming and we've had our first frost. (However, it seems like I say something like that every week--look, another sign of fall. I guess the transition seasons are like that.)

Here are few things I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

Rozanne Geranium among the fallen oak leaves.

Begonias--They are getting a little leggy but are still blooming nicely.

There was a bloom on the cherry laurel. This usually blooms in the spring.
(So much for the signs of fall.)

Rain over the weekend brought a new crop of mushrooms.

The marigolds just keep coming. :)

I did my Second Look early in the morning before the dew had been burned off by the sun. You can see it in some of the pictures like this one.

In some areas the dew was frost.

This skipper butterfly was waiting for it to warm up before it started the day.

The mums are blooming at the new house. These are doing well in their sunny spot. Back here at the old house, the mums haven't bloomed yet. However, they are somewhat shaded.