Fall included rain...so grateful!

The garden's structure, so lovely.

Each season is a treasure.

Such beautiful colors!

 

October's Glory...no other way to describe it!

 

Luckily, the clouds gathered and released enough rain to give all the plants, insects, birds and other critters a good drink.  More is on the way!  Thank you, thank you!

 

Even after our first frost, the Hydrangeas, Rudebeckias, Zinnias, Asters, Mums and Salvias are still looking good as well as providing some food for the nectar lovers.

 

The flowers are also changing into seed pods that will delight the birds during the winter months.

 

We have not seen the Hummingbirds, Catbirds or Toehees in some time, so...perhaps they have started their migrations.  

 

The Crows and Hawks are here looking for their favorite meals.  For the Crows that means flocks of them will decend on the Magnolia blossoms have turned to juicy berries which are filled with protein.  It is quite a site to watch them "get in position" to get each berry out of the pods.

 

The Hawks, of course, are looking for an easy meal at the feeders.  The Blue Jays are certainly noisy enough to warn all the other birds and us of the Hawk's presence.

 

The wild bird populations continue to delight us around the feeders and the water features.   Our favorites include: Downy Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, Purple Finches, Wrens,  Chickadees, Thrushes, Cardinals, Cedar Wax Wings, and more.   

 

As you prepare for your garden this season, please take a moment to watch this video about neonicotinoids. 

 

"One see coated with neonicotinoid pesticides is enough to kill a songbird like Blue Grossbeak.  Avoiding these and other pesticides in your home and garden can make a difference."      https://abcbirds.org/neonics

 

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBirdConserve/videos/391859614988157/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

"And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote
Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown."

—Albert Laighton, “In the Woods”

 

"And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote
Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown."

—Albert Laighton, “In the Woods”

"And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote
Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown."

—Albert Laighton, “In the Woods”

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