Welcome to the Friday edition for this week’s Nature Friday blog hop as we join our pals, Rosy, Sunny, Arty and Jakey from LLB in Our Backyard. Click on the link to see what others are sharing.
It would appear that Mother Nature is fighting with herself. One faction (pending winter) has dropped temperatures and foisted a few nights of light frosts while amping up windy conditions during the day. It’s been very blustery most of this week forcing residents to rake leaves repeatedly. One of the few remaining Halloween decorations even seemed to be complaining of its aching back.
On the other hand, the summer faction of Nature has been hanging on for dear life. And it seems to be doing a pretty doggone good job at it.
We’ve been monitoring landscapes around our neighborhood and have been pretty amazed at the number of flowers still in bloom. For instance…when was the last time you saw tender morning glories blooming in the middle of November?
Yesterday Norman discovered a fairly robust California poppy growing out of a retaining wall.
Just a few houses away from the California poppy, a very vigorous lavender plant bloomed amongst fallen leaves. In November! I can safely state I have. never. seen. lavender. blooming in November. The scent was every bit as intoxicating as it would be in June.
As we meandered around our daily route, we encountered a rose in the midst of dry conditions with a fallen leaf hung up in the fence. It seemed like the perfect juxtaposition for Nature’s ongoing battle while it figure out which way it’s going.
Potted plants continue to provide color like it’s July and even my potted cherry tomato is still setting fruit and making dailey contributions for nightly tasty salads.
What in the world is going on with Mother Nature?! We sure have no idea but will
lounge about enjoy watching sunflowers bloom and the solar fountain do its thing this weekend while it lasts. Our weekend forecast calls for sunny conditions with temps in the upper 60’sF. Perfect weather for leaf raking.
Is Nature slugging it out in your ‘Hood and will you do anything special to enjoy it this weekend?
Live, love, bark! 🐾