The Autumn Joy sedum is just beginning to open its buds.
The gardens look mostly green, but if you look closely there are still a few things blooming. An overblown rose with beautiful color:
Some dianthus in the pot, mostly smothered by the sweet potato vine:
Isn't this guy a monster? Of course, that's why we planted him.
And the dark red sweet potato vine in the other barrel is actually blooming! I didn't even know it could bloom. It's pretty, although the blossoms stay hidden inside the leaves.
The bachelor's buttons are still blooming, and I hope they're dropping lots of seed for next year. I love the blue, and I have too little blue in my gardens.
And finally, I walked down to the edge of our property, along the road that I drive up each day to turn in the driveway. I really enjoy this view, but I don't usually have a camera with me when I see it. The building in the background on the left is the barn, and the house is completely masked by the trees. The trees in the foreground are locust, and we call them our Dr. Seuss trees because of the way the branches have grown -they're old and gnarly. When they bloom in the spring, before the leaves come out, they look amazing.