"Flowers In October"

The cooler weather has returned for the last few days. There are so many beautiful gardens in town I wanted to take a few photos before the frost  killed everything.
Wildflowers are still blooming profusely. The dandelions are popping back up in the lawns too.
Hydrangea's and sedum's are lovely right now. This garden was still full of daises too.
I am not sure what this is but the colours are so pretty.
I was surprised that these dahlia's were still flowering. We have had a few light frosts but these must be protected enough they withstood the frost.
Many great old houses on our walks too. This stain glass window is in a big old brick house.
Great old barn. Too bad a new looking door!
A few houses have this grape motif over their windows.
Church birdhouse.
Arbour covered in delicious looking grapes!

This little creek meanders through town.
Such pretty grasses.
The morning glories were still hanging on although they looked like they had been nipped by the frost.
One of our neighbours gardens.
The find of the day was this tripod. I have been wanting one for awhile now and spotted this one in a pile of stuff at the end of someone's driveway. A big "Free" sign was on top.

Have a good weekend!


  1. Yay for freebies! Yes, some of the flowers are dying out here, too. Some stay. It's almost 80 degrees in Denver today!

    1. I was very happy with my freebie! Wow, 80 degrees! That's lovely. We get down to below zero so no flowers last here.
      Have a great weekend!

  2. It's been a mild October here too, apparently the driest one since 1978 (not that that seems so long ago), still quite a few flowers in the garden xx

    1. Hi Cheryl, we have really been blessed with beautiful weather this month. But apparently that is to change shortly. No, 1978 doesn't seem that long ago! I would love to have a winter line you do. Too darn cold and snowy here!

  3. It's been lovely today, a welcome change from yesterday's snow. Wonderful to see all your photos -- it's pitch dark when I head to work now, so I'm not walking in the mornings, and the light is getting too low for me to snap anything at the end of the day. That's the depressing thing about winter for me!

    The tripod find is terrific! I think that's something I'd invest in if I had a real back yard. Dad had given me a monopod some years ago, but I never used it, just another thing to lug around on foot, not so fun. I remember he repeatedly offered to buy me a tripod, but I declined for just that reason. Anyway, this will open up even more great photo ops for you!

    1. It was a wonderful day yesterday. I don't care for these dark mornings either. Very hard to get up!
      The tripod works very well. I find I'm not terribly steady sometimes and my photos are so blurry. I just have to remember to bring it with me!
      Have a good day.

  4. The reddish vine in the 4th photo looks a lot like my Virginia Creeper ( in my blog post today).
    Great find that tripod. We all love free stuff. Hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks G.M for letting me know what the vine was. We have noticed it in a few yards.
      Who doesn't love free stuff? We just have to have the nerve to root through and find it!
      Have a good weekend.

  5. Lots of flowers still around by you.
    Great things to see on your walks around town.
    Wow a free tripod, lucky you to find such a great deal!!

    1. Winter seems so long Karen so I think everyone likes to hang on to their flowers as long as they can! I do love living In an old small town. Such history here.
      Have a good day!

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    1. Thank you! I take WAY too many but I can't seem to help it.
      I am very happy finding the tripod. There was quite a pile of stuff for free. I was so happy with the tripod I didn't really pay attention to what else was there.
      Have a good week!

  7. We've had some good weather here, considering it's the last week of October. The summer was wetter than usual and rarely hot, and the autumn has so far been pleasant. We can't complain. Now, if we only had your countryside...

    1. I'm glad you are enjoying some good weather. Your crew must be happy too.
      I am always been lucky (I feel) to live in rural towns. My dad's family are all farmers so I spent part of my growing up years on farms while we lived in a small city. After we married we lived in very small towns or out in the country so I have been blessed to always have access to nature. I would be terribly unhappy living in a large city!


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