Missed the boat

I had a great idea for a blog post last week. I was going to take pictures of the things in the gardens that still look good–like the mums that are still going strong, the fall foliage that’s still hanging on (not that there’s much of it), the perennials that turn different colors in the fall.

Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?

But I waited one day too long, as frequently happens with me, and it snowed.

In particular I was going to show you the beautiful red color that perennial geraniums turn after it gets cold–they are really one of the few colorful things left in my gardens these days.  And I have quite a few of them, so the color really adds to the November landscape.

But you’re going to have to take my word for it. Because now they’re covered with snow.

On the bright side, Trevor got a gorgeous snap of this little birdie yesterday.

We were looking out the kitchen window yesterday and saw this little guy on the ground, and couldn’t figure out what he was (my eyesight isn’t the greatest at that range).  So Trevor finally grabbed the camera and quietly went out the back door to try to see if he could get close enough for a good shot.  The bird flew up into the crabapple tree that’s right by the feeders in our backyard, and sat there contentedly while Trevor snapped away.

We think it’s a goldfinch (in it’s winter plumage)–if you have other ideas, please feel free to comment.  We are not bird experts by any means.

I did get a few shots of the yard in the snow, but am wishing I would have been just a tad quicker to get out and get some fall shots.

Well, there’s always next year. ;)

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