It was chilly this morning. No frost, but a distinct chill was in the air. The season progresses. The bright lightness of September has given way to the overcast days of October. The colors look absolutely brilliant in this light. Tree trunks are blackened and the orange, red and gold of the leaves seem even brighter against the gray sky.
Here in New England it is a time for pumpkins and gourds and mums. I just love it.
The summer window boxes were looking very tired and bedraggled…just spent. So I have been filling them with the colors of Fall.
I am sure the busy squirrels and chipmunks will discover them at some point but right now they are crisp and new.
A carpet of leaves and pine needles add color to the back. Even the grass is wearing Fall colors.
In the front of the house, along the walkway, I have added a few new mums and some pumpkins.
The dark reds and creamy whites are striking against the orange pumpkins.
The barefoot days of summer are gone. The wellies stand by the back door, ready for any treks into the gardens.
Happy Fall everyone!