I love autumn, but this one’s grey, cool and clammy so far. The leaves are starting to turn, but in faded tones compared to the vibrant colours we usually see.
I decided the house and yard needed a pick-me-up. Things look dingy. So, while out buying stamps, I picked up a lovely lavender mum. Brought it home, tucked it into an old planter. Watered it well and carried it outside.
It’s now situated beside one of our arbor vitae at the foot of the steps leading to the front door: a nice little dash of colour against the fading greenery. Maybe after Thanksgiving weekend I’ll transplant it into the garden and mulch it well against the winter. They say it’s hardy. We’ll see!