The Japanese Maple is SOOO REEEDDD.
It really almost looks fake-- thought I had better get a photo --
it will be gone when we return from Iowa
after the gathering there for a nephew's wedding.
Some garden things still cling to leaves
like gathering a warm scarf against the cold.
The lovely red glow of sedum in the fall.
And a spirea falls into a chaotic riot of color.
The rose shifts to open looking for sunlight.