My World: Happy Thanksgiving!
October 14, 2013 by leavesandpages
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone, no matter where you are!
Out yesterday with the camera to capture a glimpse of autumn in our part of the world – Cariboo-Chilcotin region – interior British Columbia, Canada.
In the nursery beds: Fall asters, with lily and sea kale foliage for contrast.
Hill Farm October 13, 2013.
Echinops ritro – Globe Thistle – with Macleaya cordata – Plume Poppy – foliage in background.
Italian prune plums – this year our small tree was loaded with fruit. Almost over now, but so sweet and worth the long wait for ripening!
Cottonwood trees beside the Fraser River – our daily view from the edge of the garden.
Last roses of summer…
Label long lost – no idea which variety this is, but reliably gives us a few late blossoms.
Alcea rugosa – Russian Hollyhock – an endless bloomer, tall stalks reaching for the sky.
Hosta leaves touched by frost – snapped a picture just before my daughter ruthlessly chopped them down – she’s in full garden clean-up mode these days!
Bur Oak leaves.
Velvet-textured and dramatically veined Italian petunia; the plants themselves are leggy and awkward at this time of the year, but the few late blossoms make up for it; a lingering reminder of summer now past.
The horse chestnut can’t decide which colour it wants to be, so it’s trying a bit of everything.