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View from the Window, October 1 – Autumn Begins

View from the Window – Three of the four paths leading to the hugel

The view from the window is my way of keeping track of  the garden growth and changes, as well as the changes in  the weather from year to year. Rain yesterday knocked  down  some of the flowers making the three paths look narrower than they are. In our garden all paths lead to the garden shed, the gravel sitting  area with a patio table, umbrella and chairs. This is a sociable area. I love the umbrella.

Seating available under the umbrella

Our ‘patio’ along with the umbrella and table make a comfortable and safe space for “social distancing” during the pandemic.

South Path to garden shed

The South Path is wider than  the others with river birches to  the right, and red twig dogwood and raspberry plants against the south fence, which  you cannot see because of the deep  shade this time of the morning.  You can see that with the heavy rains the other night the leaves are really beginning to fall.

Alma Potchke aster and FireLight hydrangea in South Border

The South Border is the first place we began  our garden in 2015. It is quite lush now. Many of the blooms are on the edge of our neighbor’s driveway, but we get to see them through the foliage, especially the hydrangeas.

White boltonia and colorful zinnias

The boltonia, which also comes in pink, has just begun to bloom in the last week or so. The Zinnias just never give up. I have had many zinnia bouquets in the house.

Asters and Krisha on the hugel

These lavender asters may be Wood’s Blue, or not. Whatever they are they bloom late in the season, starting in mid-September, and last until hard frost. You might notice that Krishna in the background has lost his flute, but I like to think he is still creating joy in my garden.