November 2021 birds and a morning moon

The herbs are still holding up in the midst of the beginnings of brown. I made lentils and beets with fresh mint and was delighted to still have fresh mint to use in it.

The birds were having a lovely time in the trees and bushes and a morning moon was particularly lovely.

The pair of cardinals have been around quite a bit. And they are lovely. Such a great splash of red.

And here is a lovely picture of Cara, just to round things out.

November 2021 autumn garden

There was some snow here in these upper plains, and then some strong wind, and then a little rain. All of which means there is no snow here right now and the garden is struggling on in its odd autumnal state. Bits of color from drying blooms still show through but the yellows and browns are starting to prevail. In the mornings, the temperature has been hovering around 38-40F (about 4C). Although it did get to about 60F one day this last week (15C): unseasonably warm for this late in November. These temperatures mean that the plants are all easing into winter.

Some of the monk’s hood (above) still has its lovely color, while some of the stalks are blackened and done. The purple cone flower heads (below) make such dramatic stalks.

May 2021 Garden blooms on the verge

There are many things in the garden right now on the verge of blooming. The enclosed, compressed energy is impressive.

If it keeps raining like it has for the last few days, the peonies will be really spectacular. I also may never get the lawn cut. Below is yarrow getting ready.

This is sage getting ready to bloom. The tarragon behind it is doing fantastically well. These are chives below.

I will save the bachelor’s buttons (cornflowers) for tomorrow. Maybe the sun will come out between now and then.