Out in the Neighborhood
I have a new theme I want to do weekly. It is called Tag Along Thursday. It is just as it says, you can follow me along for a short stroll through the City, on a job site, through a neighborhood, or some activity in my garden.
Well, I have pictures from all four, but not today. I will take you on a short tour in the neighborhood. I’ll save the jobs I was on today for two other posts. One is really small, and the other really big. And my garden closeups may have to wait until the next bloom day. You can get a look as we walk around my neighborhood.
So many of the gardens are already settling in for the long road ahead weather wise. I found that there is still a lot blooming, though not as happily as a little earlier in the season.The hydrangea are bronzing, and the annuals are getting a bit nipped in the bud, literally.
Perennials are still hanging in there, but leaves are starting to brown.
Grass is greening after the long, dry heat spell. We have had a bit of rain lately. The hosta are happier as well.
Yellows and oranges are popping for the fall. Those from summer still supporting the chorus of color.
Impatiens are in there glory, lighting up the shadows. Mums are making their fall appearance.
Here is a strange one. A rhododendron in full bloom. The leaves are yellowing at the same time as new buds are breaking.
Pretty but they missed their season.
Front doors are welcoming.
Flags are waving proudly. This house is patriotically painted in red, white and blue. Even the potted geraniums coordinate in their blue pots.
The big street trees are starting to color and the leaves dot the landscape. Another patriotic neighbor adorns the home with red, white and blue. Plants drape the balcony.
View down the street. We end where we started.
And if you have been following my blog post yesterday, here is an image of the utility hodgepodge behind my house, well actually my neighbor’s house. She, unfortunately has the telephone pole planted in her back garden. Lovely don’t you think? I thought the cloudy, rainy image was fitting being a stark contrast to the bright and colorful flowers above.