You can get aconitum that blooms in different seasons but my earlier-flowering versions have not survived. This one has always done well and gets bigger each year. It is the last plant to flower in my garden. Its genus is Aconitum and it has a deadly poisonous neurotoxin, especially the roots, so don’t let kids play near it.
The maples from our dining room window at sunset and a rainbow
This hasn’t been the best year for crimsons, but since we had such a red sunset a couple of days ago, the light almost made up for the paler leaves. And then when I turned towards the east, I saw a double rainbow.
Not quite our first frost, we had some earlier this week but it is amazing that it waited until a week into October. But this was the first time I also had the time to take a couple of pictures before it melted.
I always get songs in my head on particular occasions, and in this case, it is Jumpin’ Jack Frost:
“♪ It’s all white now, in fact it’s a gas (err, crystalline solid)♫