|There's a tiny goldfinch in the center of fallen leaves. See it?|
|Leathery oak leaves brought down by hurricane winds.|
Cold weather has bitten the heads off the last of the season's flowers. I spent the day cutting dead stalks, mulching the rosebush roots, filling the bird feeders, turning the mulch that's been collected over the summer. It was so fine a day that I sat on the patio with my afternoon tea, basking in the sunshine that bathed that sheltered nook. Warmer weather will follow the Nor'easter and by Monday the temperature will climb toward the 60s. It will be a welcome treat before cold settles in for the duration.
|Garden beds readied for winter.|
|Branches inked onto a sky canvas.|