We heard this morning on the Weather Channel that the official definition of Indian Summer is the first 70 degree day after the first frost. Today is officially “Indian Summer” in Williamsburg.
A beautifully clear sunny day, we marveled at how quickly the morning warmed up. We both had a burst of energy and found tasks large and small to do outside. The potted Norfolk Island Pine went back out in a protected spot. I sowed parsley seeds in the Viola pots and washed the leaves of all the orchids. A friend stopped by with a gift of cuttings from the Camellia by her front porch.
We are expecting temperatures in the 80s by the weekend; frosty mornings indefinitely delayed .
So here are a few snapshots from the garden this last week of October. I’ve cropped them tightly to show you a glimpse of color and form, light and shadow, growth and decay, beginnings and endings in our forest garden.