October’s Bright Blue Weather

Yeah! Right! However, we did have a day or two of it.

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Blue skies,

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berries,

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bluebirds,

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and buckets of mums sing autumnal change.

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Confederate rose/Hibiscus mutabilis blooms late in the season until frost and ages pink.

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A clematis or two like a little left over summer pop up here and there.

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An annual ringed evergreen captured at the mall is still going strong.

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Rhododendrons rebloom a bit as well.

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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

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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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8 Responses to October’s Bright Blue Weather

  1. The red berries are lovely, especially with that gorgeous blue sky behind them!

  2. Tatyana says:

    Donna, some of the berries and blooms say Autumn, but many of your flowers scream Not yet! I want more summer. My garden is very cooperative and pleases me with bright flowers. The bird is a star, and that mums pot looks perfect!

  3. tina says:

    Your dogwoods are most happy and beautiful. I’ve been considering trimming my alberta spruce and I must say I love the ways yours is trimmed. What a great idea and not too fancy like some I’ve seen. Any tips on doing this?

  4. Joanne says:

    Lovely post I love the berries but especially the bluebird such a good shot.

  5. I don’t know where to start…the Bluebird, the berries against the blue sky, the colorful flowers – I could go on and on. So beautiful!

  6. Father Time says:

    Looks like you painted the bluebird.

  7. Gail says:

    More of this weather would be wonderful and an end to the rain for just a little while. Please! Lovely photos Donna. Love the clemies and the brilliant colored bluebird. gail

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