Just a Dusting

We spent the weekend getting the garden prepared for winter.  That is, when we weren’t cheering on the IL State Cross Country Champions (sorry this is really a huge event for the boys and school–first time ever in the team’s history).  Later this week, I’ll write about the things we did, but overnight we had our first real, yet barely, measurable snowfall.  Other parts of the area got more, but where I am, we rarely get lake effect snow so that usually keeps the amount of snowfall down.

snowfall

snowfall

Not quite as inviting as earlier this summer…

snowfall

All summer I have been admiring this clematis that is right outside the side door.  Now, even as the days grow shorter, the daytime temperatures keep dropping and we’ve even had a little snowfall, it just stubbornly, or defiantly, keeps putting out new blooms.  

clematis
clematis

 

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