a second round of snow. Exactly one week after the first. ugh. Should I be scared of what winter has in store for us???!!! I'm inclined to think so considering we aren't even halfway thru fall yet. Scared for my trees too. They took a huge hit last week because they were still fully leafed out. Nothing's changed in that department. Fingers, toes (and everything else) crossed, hoping for the best but preparing for worse. I know a lot of you can relate since we're not the only part of the country experiencing powerful early storms.
On a positive note, I've gotten a big lift from this little bouquet I cut myself before the first snowflake flew:
I've never taken the time to save blooms before but now that I have, I'm thinking it's worth the effort. Nothing like a fresh flower in the middle of a snowstorm! The roses even still have a hint of fragrance.
I think I mentioned in the previous post that I finished planting bulbs before it started snowing? Planting at ground level is good for inspecting beds and making discoveries. Like toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta 'variegata') that I thought I'd lost:
Hope I find it earlier next year so I can enjoy the exotic blooms longer.
My favorite kind of pumpkin ~ 'Cinderella:'
I keep bringing it in the house each time we have a hard freeze ~ wonder what I'm saving it for?? I sure can't tell you ~ I just know I'm not ready to let it go to mush yet.
Finally, in honor of Halloween, Butterball the fire dog!
Here's what he really thought of the costume:
NOT happy! Next year I better clear the selection with him before expecting him to wear it. Who knew he'd be so picky?!! Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween? Now I'm signing off before I lose power again. Hopefully there won't be a lot of damage to clean up outside in the morning....