Sunday, October 14, 2007
The goldfinches are beginning their fall molt, when they lose the bright yellow feathers they've worn all summer, and get a new coat of muted brown.
My Autumn Blaze maple that I planted two autumns ago, is getting its fall colors too.
As are the dogwoods.
It's nice to see another color besides brown in the yard. Tomorrow will be our 30th consecutive day with no rain, and temperatures will be back in the 80s this week, 10-12 degrees higher than where they should be. I am so tired of spending every spare minute watering; I now understand people who buy condos because they don't want to deal with a yard. If Teresa would let me, I'd move downtown and do all my gardening in containers on the balcony.