Sunday, November 05, 2006

FIRST FROST


EARLY NOVEMBER, after the first frost.


Can you believe it is November already? Of course the stores look like it is the week before Christmas. One of our stores, Roses, started putting Christmas stuff up as they took the school supplies down and put the garden things back in the warehouse area. I hate that. Anyway, autumn has arrived at Possum Lane. Miz 'Pidey has disappeared to where ever the 'pideys go in the winter.

Some of the trees are rapidly losing their leaves, some are actually changing color. I do have a few bright yellow trees. I must go down and see if the little gingko is still alive. It should be pretty about now. It just is so far to walk.








The fall camellias are so pretty. The spicy pink ones are still covered with blooms even though the ground is covered with pink petals. Yule Tide is getting enough blooms now that you no longer have to search for them.

This pink bush is 8 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter.

The Ice Angel Camellia is starting to bloom. It is fast becoming one of my favorites.






The tomato garden is history – all but for one little cherry tomato plant I have curled up and covered with the cold frame. It has green tomatoes on it. Maybe they will ripen. They usually do.










Some call this a Fire Bush. I have heard lots of different things called Fire or Burning Bush, so I don’t know exactly what it is. I will have to do some research. Anyway, it has just turned red, which is why I bought it.








It is pretty across the street.

The berries on the bushes are turning red. So are the holly trees.

The winter pansies are all in the ground.

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