Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Signs of Autumn

I snapped some photos over the weekend and wanted to share some of them with you.

There are signs of autumn everywhere, aren't there?

The leaves are becoming brilliantly colored . . .

And some of the flowers are showing off their colors before the frost nips them . . .

My Confederate Rose (that's a "hibiscus mutabilis" for you horticultural whizkids!) is stunning. Here are some buds that I hope will open before frost:

This is one of the blooms on the first day:

And this is the same bloom on the very next day:

So you can see both colors on the plant at the same time!

Here is a close up of one of the flowers:

There are lots of seeds to be found:

And the grapevines are loaded . . . these muscadines and scuppernongs give off a heavenly aroma:

How are things in your "neck of the woods"? Are you seeing signs of autumn?