Autumn is well upon us and I took Boom-boom for a stroll one day to capture some of the changes. First stop was some bush I don't know the name of. It had some interesting berries and both red and green leaves.
Next was a hydrangea that was drying out but still had a few pink petals showing.
Here's another drying thing. I think it might be an azalea but don't quote me.
No idea what this plant is but it was one of the few splashes of summery color left. When I leaned in close for the picture I finally saw several bees resting on it. And by resting I mean barely moving. In the summer I have to chase them all around to get a shot of them. These bees were all just sitting there very lazily and ignoring my presence thoroughly.
Hey! I know the name of this because Hilary taught me. It's wild chicory closing up against the cold.
Our neighborhood is heavily wooded. Can you guess the most common tree here?
I know what this one is too! Ok, fine, admittedly it's only because I planted the darned things and have managed not to kill them. They are what happens to lilies of the valley when autumn rolls around. I have no idea if they are supposed to be cut off after they are done blooming but they are one of the few plants that thrives under my brand of neglect and incompetence.
Again with the oak. Our acre of land is almost all oak. When it's acorn season (autumn) it can sound like we are under siege when they start falling on the roof.
I don't know what this is but I like the colors. So there.
I have no idea what this is either but the black berries intrigue me.
And finally, another typical scene in our backyard, especially when it's been a wet season like this one.