One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

November’s Farewell

Some of the foliage from the cranesbill (perennial geranium) has been transformed to a dramatic red at this end of the season. Though it’s hard to remember on such a nice day, we have had a few frosty evenings.

I got a little closer to our duck neighbors this morning, though they still set sail for the pond’s further shores at first sight of me.

Above is a view of the southern end of the pond, from the pond edge of our meadow.

And here’s a shot looking back at the meadow from out there.

Today the bronze chrysanthemum was topped by this red impatiens, now likely the last outdoor flower of the 2006 gardening season. Although I’ve already brought in the zonal geranium and asparagus fern from this window box, the impatiens have been continuing on. I know its time to clean these boxes out and get them dressed with evergreens for the winter…but I hate to interrupt a flower that still wants to bloom!

Here’s our inflatable Santa Claus, up on our rooftop.

On the way to work today, I stopped at Rock Harbor for a few minutes to enjoy the sunny day. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be climbing into the sixties, but there’s a high wind warning up for later in the day, as the temperatures are predicted to drop…and I see that little white SNOW icon in our forecasts for the three days after that!


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