It's 48 degrees at the moment, but the forecast is for another cold night. It was in the 30's this morning, but the weather did the classic Atlanta thing and warmed up quickly. My transplanted Bostonian attitude has kicked in as I hear shoppers talking about the "snow coming to Atlanta!" (Translated as perhaps a semi-frozen flake in the midst of the rain tomorrow morning.) Quick! Let's all run out and buy toilet paper and milk! (I've never understood why these are the two things that we MUST have in our homes during a blizzard.....I'd rather have brownies, ice cream and cognac if I'm being snowed in).
In the garden, it's amazing what difference comes in a week. Here are a few shots from this week.
From the top: This camellia was hidden for ten years behind one of the arborvitaes that was cut down a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing what a little sun will do for a flower!
The mustards and chards are taking on incredible color as the weather chills.
The creeping fig looks so beautiful at this time of year when the asparagus is down for the winter.
The fatsia japonica with its "Sputnik"-like blooms
It looks like snow, but it's just a view through the elderly Autumn Cherry.
Bake some brownies and light the fireplace!