Life does keep changing even though we have been so quiet and have relaxed the whole long weekend .. I have just about created a cocoon myself with all the great rainfall happening .. rain makes you sleepy for some reason .. and I didn't argue with it .. I am very lucky to let it win it's point of view ?
Winthrop was grateful as well .. he was getting very hot and dry .. gargoyles need a shower once in a while !!
All the plants were also grateful for that long slow drink of water .. you could almost hear them sigh in contentment : )
I am tickled "pink" with my Indian Pinks blooming yet again after I cut them back during the hot dry spell.
I am still amazed how well some of the shadier characters have held up with the heat and humidity, did I mention the bit of a dry spell?
Electra heuchera in the above picture to the left has great red veining even though you can't see it in the picture .. it was one of my late season buys .. I'm sure it will look super in the Spring with that amazing combo colour of red veining/gold lime leaf colour
So many plants I didn't think would try to re bloom again did ! Like this one .. and by gosh do you think I can think of its name .. it is on the tip of my tongue (now isn't that a stupid saying or what ?) I hate that .. when you can not think of the name of a plant you have had for years ... jeez !!
This one below with my little iron bird look out is "bugbane" or more officially actaea simplex , atropurpurea group .. how is that for a mouthful ?
Now for something completely different .. Curly Joe the 4th's progress in it's chrysalis since August 31st .. I am getting nervous about how he/she will emerge and survive to migrate .. I found a site which you can ask questions and post a page of your own there .. fingers crossed I will get some great advice for Curly Joe !!