Monday, October 6, 2014

Coneflowers still blooming

Driving through town, I see flower beds that have been pruned and cleaned off. They look tidy.

At home, I can't bear the thought of cutting down flowers that are still blooming or whose leaves are still green.

And so, if this year is like the last few, they will freeze suddenly with the first snow that stays. They will add visual interest to the snowbanks in the front yard. Birds will visit for the seed from time to time. And in the spring it will be a mess.

But by then I'll be glad to have something to do outside on a sunny spring day.

purple coneflower
As it is now, the wind is nasty cold and the day doesn't draw me out.
I make myself go, even if it's only to the end of the driveway.
Usually once I'm that far, the road will pull me onto it and I'll get some exercise.