It might be early November, but you’d never know it from the weather in Maryland. Even as the Midwest is pummelled by a freak blizzard, the Atlantic seaboard (or at least our corner of it) is enjoying temperatures hovering near the 70s. So we get to enjoy the autumn colors in spring-like temperatures.
That’s causing some amusing confusion in our yard. The view from our kitchen window — framed by a walk-under trellis with a wisteria vine — looks like a typical autumn postcard:
Meanwhile, a lone zinnia — a decidely summer-loving flower — has decided to raise its head at the very edge of a cleared flower bed, to give November a blast of summer color. He’s understandably confused, be we’re enjoying him while we can.