I cannot believe it! Nearly the middle of November – some trees have turned colors – but most in my yard are still green (except where they turned brown during the summer). They’re beginning to fall without turning color.
There are actually flowers on a number of the honeysuckle bushes / trees. I had read that this was happening, but still couldn’t believe it, even seeing it right in front of my eyes.
The big hemlock in the front yard looks striped. On each limb, one or two long branches hanging down will be green, then one or two brown and dead. I do not want to see what this giant looks like in the spring. I am sad already.
Plus the fact that the chipmunks normally go down for their long winter’s nap in late October. They are still running around out in the garden, and in and out of the stone walls.
I’m expecting the cabbage will keep growing through most of the winter, which is a plus. One of the short term benefits of global warming. But still an indicator that the times, they are a-changin’.