Monday, November 13, 2017

SPRING IS IN THE AIR IN NOVEMBER


 The big carpenter bees were all over the still blooming purple vitex...


And the lantana (including a bunch of butterflies).


The collards are coming up nicely (though I'm guessing they'd like cooler temps too).


And look!  You see the little green sprouts coming up?  That's garlic!  Fingers crossed!


What's this?  Why it's one of the plum trees...


They are BOTH in full bloom.  We have removed the blossoms but it sure was pretty while it lasted.


And what it this, a Spring thunderstorm? No, it's an Autumn thunderstorm and with that, the weekend was cut short.  It was 82 this weekend, we broke a record for the date. 

We are ready for Fall...wherever it is!

14 comments:

  1. Why did you remove the blossoms? Fall is here and you are welcome to some of mine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So they don't expend energy trying to produce fruit and focus on root development. Especially right before Winter (if it ever comes, ha.)

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Great way to describe it. Weird for sure!

      Delete
  3. 1st Man,

    I think the weather, along with the wildlife is confused!!!
    It's cold here, and suppose to warm to the 60's this weekend.
    Enjoy your warmth while you can....soon it will be cold again.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heck, I think we're confused too, ha. Yep, if it's warm, wait it will be cold, if it's cold wait and it will be warm.

      Delete
  4. Same here, we are seeing things in November with animals and birds that seem so confused. It's crazy. And one of our trees that never in 30 years has bloomed in the Fall, is in full bloom.

    Cold will come, I think, haha.

    Kevin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, that's wild. We are seeing some blooming too that we don't normally see. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  5. What a surprise! Spring in November, lovely blooming branches.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Spring in November, yep, ha. The flowers are SO pretty on the trees. Would rather see them next Spring (in the real spring, ha).

      Delete
  6. I love the pictures of the bee on the Vitex and the butterflies on the lantana. The insects know that they had better get the food while they can. I think this kind of weather is called Indian Summer.
    I'm so happy that your garlic is coming up and the rest of your garden is doing well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah, I've heard of Indian summer! I didn't realize. Thanks for that info. Garlic, fingers crossed!!!

      Delete

Please leave us a comment! I have some comment moderation on and of course will approve your comment relatively quickly. We love feedback and hearing what others have to share with us all. Please know that I can't always reply to it right away, but ALL comments are read. I will reply just as soon as I can so be sure to come back and see my reply.

Now, let us hear from you!