Although the weather has been a little cooler than last week, it's still gorgeous for November. Last year at this time we had about 3 inches of snow. At the beginning of this week we were going out in our shirt sleeves or a light jacket.
I'm amazed the garden still has blooms in it. Each time I step out onto the side porch, this beautiful sunny colored mum catches my eye. It is gorgeous and this is one that I was going to dispose of because the leaves turned brown and I thought it was dying. I nutured it and this is the result.
If you click to enlarge, you can see there is still a bit of lavendar blooming. That is amazing at this time of year.
And Brandon certainly made a good choice when he chose the aspargus fern for the window boxes. They are still doing really well, though they have been touched by frost. It's really nice to still have color around the yard this late in November.
Some of you have been inquiring of Dakota. He was ill last Sunday and continued to be ill until Monday night when he began passing some blood in his stool. I figured it was from strain, but took him to the vet just to be on the safe side. She administered an anti-inflammatory by injection and gave us a prescription for some pills. By Tuesday night he was acting more like himself and now seems to be back to normal. He still has antibiotics to finish but it looks like he's going to be fine. At first the vet thought it might be Parvo, which is very dangerous to dogs. I didn't think it was because he has had his innoculations. Maybe he just had the dog flu.
Other than that there isn't much news in this neck of the woods.