When Sandy showed her beautiful, golden hydrangea yesterday, I was reminded of some that I cut and brought in this year. I usually cut them much earlier, so I don't know if this gorgeous color is on account of my being so late or because our weather this fall has been so mild, or maybe it's something else altogether.
I pretty much expected that the early season pink (photo at right) and green would fade to brown -- perhaps a golden brown. It's been a few weeks now and they're still beautiful. One of the flower heads is plunked in an old bottle on a windowsill where I'd expect fading to occur very quickly.
Yesterday, we had some big snowflakes fall from the sky for a while. Today, they are very tiny -- a real snow shower.