16 November 2009

Browned off

The landscape turns sepia at this time of year and you have to look hard to find other colours.

Nightshade berries always look good against the stump fence.

The blue jays have been raiding the bird seed in the mornings.

A few clover flowers are clinging on.

I don't know if you can call a long spell of mild and sunny weather in November an Indian Summer (probably not), but it has been warm enough to confuse this one goldenrod into flowering, while all the others are gracefully greying into old age.

In the greenhouse, the peppers are still, miraculously, going strong.


Heather said...

That's amazing you still have blooms at all! I would have figured your weather to be similar if not colder than mine! Love the peppers~

Ali H said...

Wow, amazing crop of peppers! What variety are they?

Amanda said...

The peppers are Corno di Toro Rosso (red bull's horns), which took a while to ripen, but were worth the wait. They have some heat to them, which I wasn't expecting. Mind you, I don't think I was expecting to still be picking them in late November, either!