Monday, November 03, 2008

Roses Blooming Port Credit : Mid-Autumn Bonus for Fall Gardeners

Port Credit is set to enjoy a week of mild weather in mid-Autumn, as this blooming rose will attest. I took these pictures today at Rhododendron Gardens in Mississauga.

Rose in Bloom in Autumn
This fragrant rose is but one of dozens (Hundreds?) of bushes in the new rose bed at the Gardens. I have been weeding and spading and adding peat as time and weather permit. The name of this rose escapes me - when I recall it I will let you know.
Rose Garden Overview -- Rhododendron Gardens Port Credit
I took this picture from the hill overlooking the rose garden at about 10 a.m. this morning. You can see from the length of the shadow the time of year:In summer, this tiny valley is awash in sunshine much of the day.
Lake Ontario Port Credit : Wave Action on the Beach
The steady breaking of waves could be heard from the top of the hill that overlooks the Rose Garden, so I went down to watch them for a while. It had rained in the night, and was still drizzling a bit until 9 a.m., but warm south west winds that brought the waves onto shore also brought the warm temperatures.
Fallen Leaves : Fall Colour on Asphalt path After the Rain
As I stepped around the pattern of leaves on the Gardens path, I thought, "Gosh, that's pretty the way the black pavement sets off the colours of the maple leaves. Why not take a picture!"

And that's the way it was at Rhododendron Gardens Park on the 3rd day of November, 2008. With the rest of the week forecast to be above normal temperatures, I hope to put in quite a few hours at the Rose Garden. Once the snow comes, it will be a long time until I can garden again. May as well enjoy it while I can!