In spring, we have masses of daffodils that flower soon after the snow melts in the flower bed at the front of the house. I had planted these bulbs about 10 years ago (maybe longer, I can't remember. LOL).Over the years, though, I had gotten tired of seeing the spent foliage in the front garden laying flat on the ground as it slowly fades to brown during July and August. So this summer, I dug up most of the daffodil bulbs. Altogether, I got more than 6 bushels of bulbs, some of which are shown below as they were dried and sorted.
Over the past week, Dennis and I planted most of the bulbs behind the house along the boundary of the lawn with the woods. In the photo below you can see a white basket all the way at the lefthand side of the photo. It marks the top of a backwards "C" shape that runs along the trees and ends where I stood as I took the photo; that strip about 10 feet wide is where the bulbs went. I have high hopes for spring flowers!
And now for the last shots of autumn leaves. I took these last Sunday when Dennis and I went for a country drive.
|The best colors of autumn.|
|I love the contrast of the almost black limbs and the leaves that seem to glow from within.|
Since last weekend, the colors have faded and dulled, and many leaves have fallen. Yesterday the first of our snowbird juncos arrived from Canada. Many of them will stay here for the winter and others will continue south. Autumn will soon be giving way to winter.