We had a thunderstorm here aournd 6 this evening. Then the sun came out and there was the biggest, most intense rainbow I'd ever seen. I grabbed my camera, and here's what it looked like from my front porch. It was still thundering when I took this.
Although there are still golfers playing at the course across the road from us, Toby and I have been able to start having morning walks there. If we get there early enough, we done before there's any danger of balls hitting us. The course has some magnificant trees, such as the oak above.
The sugar maples have colored beautifully this year
Our shrub border with eastern redbud, double-file viburnum and cotoneaster
Our magnificant little black gum tree (Nyssa sylvatica)
We've had frost here and there, mostly in low-lying areas, but this was the scene yesterday morning when we finally got a serious killing frost. I love getting out with the camera on frosty mornings like this.
This was the scene from breakfast room window, looking at our meadow and the corn field across the road
Our wild border, the one taken over by golden rod and asters
So why do I write frost "at last"? Well, very soon I will get a much longed-for break from gardening and mowing. It's a good thing we have four seasons. I don't think I'd be happy in a climate where you could garden all year long. You can get too much of a good thing.
I'm a keen gardener and garden writer and photographer, living on a country property of 10 acres near Hamilton, Ont.
I love ornamental grasses and easy-care, contemporary garden styles. In my garden I try to work with nature, instead of fighting it.
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