Gardening was called today on account of rain. Lots of rain.
Despite a couple days of dreariness, the trees and plants are deserving of a good soak after another very long California summer of endless blue skies.
All are bowed in gratitude for a refreshing bath.
With the skies temporarily parted, Jackson and I set out to enjoy the autumn leaves and color that cooler temperatures have finally delivered to us.
Here he is posing. Please don’t laugh at his pointy head. He has a complex about it.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus
Now he is pretending that I don’t see him eyeing the big fat duck behind him.
Our start and stop pace for photos is confusing to him. As far as he is concerned, if you’ve seen one pretty tree – you have seen them all. Unless of course, another dog has visited it – or a squirrel sits in it.
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~Emily Bronte
Tomorrow I will head out to the Memorial Garden to monitor its progress toward winter. Between showers and other duties, I hope to add a little more to the mulch pile. Over Thanksgiving, we plan to get spring bulbs in. Another California advantage – planting bulbs until December.
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~William Cullen Bryant
Enjoy the color while you can. Winter waits behind it.