Yeah! Right! However, we did have a day or two of it.
and buckets of mums sing autumnal change.
Confederate rose/Hibiscus mutabilis blooms late in the season until frost and ages pink.
A clematis or two like a little left over summer pop up here and there.
An annual ringed evergreen captured at the mall is still going strong.
Rhododendrons rebloom a bit as well.
October’s Bright Blue Weather
When gentians roll their fingers tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;
When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;
When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;
When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;
When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October’s bright blue weather.
Helen Hunt Jackson