Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wildflower Wednesday-Our Extended Fall

Our strange fall here in upstate NY continues.  We've had three straight days of clear, sunny weather with  high temperatures in the low 60's.  That just doesn't happen, especially in our year of Way Too Much Rain.

On Sunday morning, we had a hard freeze.  We left our house in the morning to a rain of green leaves falling off the trees.  Walking on the Vestal Rail Trail, there was no fall foliage to see.  Either we had bare trees, or trees still just starting to turn.

Today, spouse and I walked in Binghamton and decided to take pictures of ornamental trees.  In between the bare trees, we found some lovely specimens.

Each year, one color seems to stand out.  This year is the year of Red.



Of course, there are other colors, too.  Orange....


And yellow.
A rose, bitten by frost, hangs on.

And, a surviving petunia.
It's hard to believe that in a couple of weeks (or less) several inches of snow may coat those same plants.

And, one more observation.

Not one wildflower.  So Wildflower Season is officially over. 

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