It takes some diligence but there still are some perks to taking a stroll in our garden.
Some larkspurs are reblooming.
Asters are still at it. They make great cut flowers.
Those calendula just never give up.
Castor bean seed pods provide brilliant color.
I also think their dried pods are interesting.
Some dianthus still trying.
I tried many times to get a decent picture of Solidago rugosa - 'Fireworks' goldenrod.
Maybe you can see why it received that name.
An unknown red mum.
A sedum. (Don't ask me the variety.)
Clematis seed pods. I love the way they shine in the sun.
Another anonymous mum.
Annual snapdragons hanging in there.
Another clematis seed head. Looks as if it belongs in the ocean.
Nice daisy mum.
And of course, the garden spiders are out.
(Outside, where they belong.)
This website has some interesting facts about orb spiders including the fact that they "...are not dangerous".........and are...."beneficial to our environment."
Also, "Predicated upon climate, these spiders may live a little over a year from their hatching in the fall until the first hard frost the following year. In warmer temperatures, the female may live for several years but males usually die after mating in their first year."
So give them a break, they won't be around long.
I'll follow the scary spider picture up with something I hope is sweeter.
This is what goes on in our dog's bed.
There's four of them in there and they love it.
(Still looking for homes.)