A very important accomplishment today: I finally got myself over to Orleans Town Hall and made sure that I was registered to vote here in town…and learned where the polling place is, too.
Don’t we have a nice looking town hall? I learned this year that Orleans is one of 3,310 communities designed as a Tree City USA. Here are the criteria for the designation.
After I’d tended my business inside, I poked around with my camera, enjoying the grounds a little. There was some beautiful blue and purple cranesbill (aka, perennial geranium) blooming just outside the front doors.
It’s possible it’s looked better than it did today at this end of the long growing season, but that didn’ t stop this bee from visiting as I snapped my photo.
There was something about this big patch of clover in the lawn that really tickled me…or would’ve, if I’d actually stopped to roll around in it…but hey, I just moved to town, a little decorum can’t be a bad thing.
I sure love these red and rusty chrysanthemums.
I also noticed they’ve got some pansies on special. I thought about picking some up, but I want to make sure they are at the beginning of their lifecyle and will continue to bloom through the winter (or at least resume when the winter passes). It sure is nice to have some of those cheery little faces around.
The sun did make a veiled appearance at the end of the day. Here’s a shot of the sky from the deck earlier this evening.
Once I started rubbing it with some polishing oil, the white film vanished and the door’s frame turned a nice chestnut color…a great contrast with the peachy-orange dining room walls.
Tonight I also decided that the pair of snapdragons needed a little context for their frivolity, so I painted these flower silhouettes onto the walls.