Here are some of the things that I found to be unusual at this time of year:
|Calendula ready to bloom
|Nettles have never stopped sending up baby plants since the weather cooled.
|The catnip is taking over a section of the garden. Guess we'll be needing it.
|I think this is clary sage - maybe borage - but there are many similar babies coming up in the area where both live in the garden.
|Poor confused gooseberry.
|The thyme is lush and beautiful!
|This is chickweed overtaking small 2 or 3 year old firs. Chickweed really seems to love conifers.
|There is always at least one violet in the side yard.
|Native foxglove is very happy with this weather.
|Daffodils. They'll be back.
I didn't include the mugwort that is coming up everywhere. Or the tiny leaves on the elderberry bushes.
We are all aware of the many bugs and viruses that just keep going around and around, unphased by the meager cool breezes. I don't want to think about ticks, mosquitoes, and stink bugs. I hope it will get very cold, very soon.