The pond seems to be filling with leaves again, but I'll wait to scoop them out until the leaves are off all the trees. The fish have been fairly active still. I noticed recently there seem to be fish missing again. I haven't seen signs of raccoons, so I'm wondering if the herons have been sneaking in. The strangest thing I found while weeding a few weeks ago was a fish in the middle of the shed garden. I have no idea how it got there, something must have dropped it. Last winter the heron pretty much emptied our pond, I'm hoping that doesn't happen again this year.
Today while I was out I saw two hawks circling above the school behind us. Normally we don't see a lot of hawks around here because the crows chase them away. Maybe the hawks will scare the herons away.
I love the fuchsia magellanica this time of year. It is still covered in flowers and will be until after the first hard frost.
This stake with the little pot on it is to mark where some of the bulbs I planted are. This will hopefully prevent anyone from stepping on them as they emerge of me from digging into them again. I got the idea to spray paint them from another blog this summer, I can't remember which one it was though. Salvia 'Golden Delicious' is still blooming in the container.
Here on the fence you can see the trellis I painted last week. It really adds some nice bright color.
I'm so excited that the Beautyberry 'Profusion' is doing so well. It was planted last year after seeing it on many blogs. I'm so happy to see how many berries it has in it's first year.
Speaking of spray painting things, this is another trellis I painted last week. It could use another coat, but will have to wait until next spring. My hope is that the Pieris will cover the light transformer boxes eventually. I love these little purple Violas, they are one of my favorite flowers right now.
I wonder if the pond will have ice on it, or maybe even snow in December's picture.