The trees in the background at the condos attest to signs of fall, which was surely expected, but a delight nonetheless. My car is always photo bombing my pictures. :)
The plants out front are gamely hanging in there. The air has turned crisp in the early morning, here in the Atlanta area, but everyone here on the porch wants to keep blooming it seems. I don't have the heart to get rid of them yet. The dragon wing begonia, on the plant stand, had gotten very tall and leggy, so I cut it way back about a month and a half ago. It came right back and started sprouting out blooms.
This is a hosta that I bought from a plant sale about 10 years ago, I think. It probably belongs in the ground, but I've kept it in a pot. This year, I moved it from the back porch to the front, and it loves it there. It grew very lush this year. And surprise - it is blooming for the very first time! In October, of all times. The hostas, in the ground, at the mountain house are blooming in July. Go figure.
And much to my amazement, the rhododendron bush in front of neighbor Mike's window downstairs is blooming, too. They usually bloom in mid-Spring. Neighbor Rhonda speculates that it is what she calls an "Encore" bloom. I'm just delighted to see them both.