by Mark Schrull
10/3/2013 Lorain, Ohio, USA – So far this fall, here in Northern Lorain County,Ohio we haven’t had a night cold enough to kill my flower garden. The growth has slowed, to be sure, but there are still enough flowers to fill a few vases.
These small vases were purchased at garage sales. Many times I will find vases such as these for a dime or a quarter-dollar. I buy them up remembering that each season brings about new flowers, and flowers brighten a day and a room.
The trees in Day’s Dam are starting to turn but a full-fledged pop is still anticipated. A killing frost often brings that on .
The Cardinal Vine is still in full bloom. Its almost translucent red flowers stretching out, calling for visitors which will not return. I believe the humming birds have left for warmer climates as we haven’t seen one in about a week. Some busy bees still visit though.
It won’t belong before winter. I’m wondering if its going to be a bad one. I keep seeing predictions that more and more extreme weather is on the way brought about by global warming. I am wishing for a mild winter. We shall see.