No doubt about it ... it's fall. The days are shorter now that we are past the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night length are equal. They will be getting shorter faster until the Winter Solstice on December 21. The nights are cooler too, forties, next week the thirties. Soon there will be the first frost in our garden. Sigh. I know it always happens each year, but I never like it ... too much of a harbinger of the cold weather and ice.
Well, this may be the last post about the garden for a while. There will be continued clean up work, cutting the tops off perennials after the first frost, taking in the chairs and benches and terra cottas, emptying the bird baths so they don't freeze. Soon we will be putting in some new lilies, a nice grouping of tulips, and some Dutch crocus. That will be the end of the planting until next spring, which seems a long way off to me now!
Next post will be our recent trip to the Indiana Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County.