Friday, September 21, 2012

We are still having lovely warm sunny days although it cools down some overnight.   The leaves on the trees seem to be turning brown and dropping off instead of giving us some colour.   I'm hoping we will still get some colour before October comes and goes.   The Blue Jays seem frantic for food these days.  It's all I can do to keep food in the feeders.  Some say it's a sign that we're going to have a bad winter.   The Rowan trees didn't produce any berries maybe because of a hard frost we had in Spring.   Nothing says fall to me like the red berries on the Rowan trees.

I've been trying to get the garden put to bed for the winter but it's going slowly.  We've had company again for a few days.  I'll be taking a break and going into St. John's next week so I'm looking forward to that.  Otherwise things are going along as usual.

A few pictures from around the garden.

Thanks to my friend Pete who sometimes gives me ideas like this one.












This beautiful Orb Weaver has had it's web on the deck for ages.





And, a wonderful surprise when I looked out the window one day.  A Northern Flicker.  A rare sight for me.





6 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

Your garden is still looking good, unlike mine which looks like a wreck. It's very much cooler here now and not so much sun either, it feels like it will be a long journey to next spring.

I hadn't heard of you Flicker bird so will investigate it.

Enjoy your break.

Pete said...

your garden is ssssoooo you.

well done on the Flicker.

I hope you don't pay for your good summer :)

Tricia said...

wow - love all the quotes.. and the 'monk' mouse... the magic in your garden is great... :D

Victoria said...

Gorgeous photos of the orb weaver and the Northern Flicker. Your garden is still looking good. It's still warm here, too, with just a few trees starting to color a few of their leaves. I love the statues and the sign. I hope you get lots of color on the leaves, and have a great time in St. John's!

Blessings,

Victoria

Ali said...

Your garden is still looking beautiful Carol. Autumn has definitely arrived here in England. It seemed to shift seasons overnight.

Ali

ShySongbird said...

I was sure I had commented on your last two posts, I definitely read them! Anyway, the scenic photos on the previous post were lovely and I loved the ones of the Red Admiral on the one before. I've not seen many Red Admirals here this year, they are my favourite butterfly :-)

On this post the Northern Flicker is gorgeous and I really like the stone mouse...so sweet! The spider is very attractive too.