It's a dark and dreary day here in the Pacific Northwest, with more to come. I just checked the Weather Underground forecast and there are raindrops on the chart for the next ten days. Typical November.
We are content enough to be stuck indoors today. Our house work is done and the laundry is mostly folded and put away. Tom is at the desktop computer continuing his genealogy search for long ago ancestors using DNA tracing. I am in my recliner with my laptop. I just took a few photo, because, well, you know, I have to have photos.
I actually put on my rain jacket to show you this.Tom's Brugmansia finally bloomed! Yes, it's a tropical plant and it is supposed to bloom in summer here, but it is an old plant now, and to keep it a size that can go into the greenhouse, it gets severely cut back each fall. Lately, each year it has bloomed later and later, until, this year, it didn't set buds until October, and is now blooming in November, and not very happily at that.
This will be its last year. Tom has made cuttings which will take its place next summer, hopefully for summer blooms. The bell like trumpets are wonderfully fragrant on summer evenings. Not so much now in cold November rain.
The rest of the outdoors will have to be enjoyed from inside through windows.
Some trees are bare, some are not. Wet leaves accumulate under the trees. It will be a while yet before we can do the final fall cleanup. We still have not had a killing frost here in South Seattle.
There will be work to do when the rain stops.