A couple of nights ago, Walter Kelley from Q13 Fox News in Seattle ( he’s my favorite meteorologist – he says the funniest things!), said that October is our foggiest month and it certainly started out that way. The first two mornings of October were foggy and yesterday’s fog was very heavy and wet. I found the little water droplets covering everything so appealing that I had to go back out with my camera for a little walk around the block, although the fog had given way to gloomy overcast skies by the time I got back outside.
While some plants are starting to die off, the neighbor’s dahlias are still going strong.
As are another neighbor’s roses….
The spiders are still webbing like crazy too.
The leaves on my hosta have changed color
and the gutters are filling with leaves.
Most of the cultivated maples have changed color and the birches are following right behind.
My house is hidden behind the first red tree to the right in the photo above. We planted that maple when we moved in fourteen years ago and I’m so glad we did. It shades the house in the hottest afternoon sun in the summer and I love its shape and fall color. I wish I could remember its precise name because I’d like to plant another one at our next house.
I expected fog when I woke up this morning but it was already bright and sunny by the time I dragged myself out of bed at 8:30. It’s been a perfect October day and it seems all the more beautiful after having such a gloomy day yesterday. I love October!