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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Late October Roses!

I can't believe my front yard garden(s) of flowers are still blooming! It's late October and our mild weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has lent itself to continued mowing since the grass is still growing, along with  some leaves turning color and falling. One night it dipped into the 40's and the very next morning we had a carpet of pine needles shed from the huge pine in our backyard. Almost instantly it went from dark green pine needles to burnt orange (and kind of sticky too.) They almost need to be broomed away.

While out this afternoon and as I pulled into the driveway, I noticed pink blossoms out of the corner of my eye. I didn't see them earlier in the day. My light pink rosebush that doesn't bloom all that often had several flowering heads and a few buds ready to spring into action. My knockout rose bushes continue their color here into autumn too. They only "sleep" with super cold weather. 

The photo below shows the white flowers and pink roses. The white flowers have been blooming since August which usually last about two weeks. It's been two month of them this year. 

What is going on?




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