Getting cooler but not there yet - some leaves are changing but we're still waiting for that blaze of color. Don't forget to pack away any garden ornaments that would be harmed by freeze. We all hate to be out in the dark gathering up when the temp is dropping fast! Plus be ready to bring in house plants that have been luxuriating all summer outside.

Suprise Lilies are ALWAYS such a wonderful surprise!

bees are so appreciate of flowers for autumn

Delicious autumn!   My very soul is wedded to it, 
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth 
seeking the successive autumns.  
George Eliot

The beautiful Toad Lily is another wonderful surprise

Beautyberry is another one the birds love. I have several nice size starts if anyone wants some.

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the
landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.
Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."
Andrew Wyeth

still harvesting all kinds of peppers, egg plants, herbs and even a few delicious red tomatoes - don't forget to bring in any green ones when they say 'freezing tonight'. They will turn red and you do not have to put them in a sunny window.

edgeworthia is setting her buds for a wonderfully fragrant February blooming - you need at least one of these!

hearts-a-busting is offering seeds to the birds - a lovely color in the woodland (Euonymus americanus)

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
George Cooper, "October's Party"

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.  P.D. James

Enjoy October for soon
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!
Thomas Hood

Oh how we love pumpkin season.  You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right?  Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... We anxiously anticipate it every year.  ~Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, October 2010

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