It’s autumn in the Shenandoah Valley and the fall flowers are blooming in these days before cold weather descends. A sure sign of autumn is when the mums begin blooming, and mine are popping out all over the place.
The purplish-blue flowers are hostas.
This is a spring bloomer so not sure why it’s popped out again but it’s pretty.
Berries are plentiful and, though I don’t know what this neat tree is, the berries are a pretty cranberry color.
The sedum is stunning this year with its abundant pink-purple blooms.
Some renegade coreopsis blooms from this summer pleaser.
I can’t remember the purple flowers — maybe Ageratum?
The flowers were covered with bees, and this little fella’s pollen sacs were full. iPhone pic … not very clear.
The coneflowers bloomed during summer but this renegade popped up over the weekend.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
September 11, 2017