Last Bloom

I believe that this is the last bloom of the year..Aster ‘Purple Dome’ this one is a tad frosty. Frost filled mornings are normal now, each morning frost covers everything. Chance and I go out and check to see if anything is photo worthy. Not all frost is equal.

The yard work is done, all the lawn furniture has been dried off and put away. The lawn was mowed one last time, well it was more like mowing the non existent grass and mulching the plentiful leaves. All the leaves that are going to fall have done so. There are still a few tenacious leaves on the Northern Pin Oaks, they will be with us all winter. Sometimes they will fall during the winter and dance around on the icy surface of the snow banks. Skidding around reminding me of fall, and my inability to organize the entire forest. The trees are for the most part..bare..grey..anorexic..they have done their duty..they have kept us shaded from the summer sun..although that wasn’t a very difficult job for them this year:)

 

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3 Responses to Last Bloom

  1. PrairieWoman says:

    It’s almost like a natural obituary for Summer and Fall isn’t it? Beautifully done, Far Side

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    Lovely Astors with frost. I really like the color.
    I was going to ask you about the leaves. Hubby mows all the leaves and that way it goes into the grass. We watch people in our cul-de-sac using vaccums for leaves and some just use blowers to blow a huge pile in the middle of their lawns and the bend and lift all those leaves into huge bags. We are new to the true autumn leaves and were wondering if we need to be looking for a vacuum.

  3. Far Side of Fifty says:

    I use the blower to blow them away from the house and the patio. My blower also has a vaccume attachment, for really hard to reach areas. We mulch the rest of the leaves with the lawn mower..it puts nutrients back into the lawn. I like mulching blades on the mower. I did do enough raking to get a blister..:)