Maine’s autumnal show ain’t over til it’s over! There is still much to appreciate right now including my new chipmunk friend, Cider. At first I thought he lived in my neighbor’s yard but I followed him home and see that he’s living on the other side of my house. About four days ago Buster and Ricky went south (a few feet) underground for the winter so they aren’t here to chase Cider away. Sunny is still awake but I know that she, too will soon be in torpor for winter and the passing of summer’s growth will be complete once it’s covered with a cold white blanket. Thankfully that’s not happening in the near future!
Here are some pics I just took to share all this remaining loveliness with you, including Cider’s audition to be a model.
The forsythia bush produces yellow flowers in the spring, provides cover for the birds and chipmunks in the summer followed by this splendid show.
The azalea went from purple, then green to a final crimson blush.
Brown leaves, a dying art form.
These flowers are very special because we never planted them. I saw Tailor in the hanging plant early on in the summer so we think that she brought some of the calibrachoa here where it seeded. They continue to thrive despite it being past their season.
A lone, late budding rose.
The cute maple saplings are just now turning colors.
Does Cider have what it takes to be my model for this year’s Christmas card?
We’re working on it…