The diminished color of this season is fading fast. All the trees will soon be bare.
The sitting area overlooking the garden, leaf-strewn now. Kiringeshoma palmata, on right, is still green.
Moving out into the garden, which is starting to fall apart ...
Rain drops on lens ... wider views of a sea of vegetative wildness ...
I've always liked the leaden brown of dying Joe Pye Weed (left).
Aster tartaricus 'Jin Dai' (foreground above) is dwarfed by the wet clay environment, but it survives and even increases, adding late color, which isn't really visible in this photo.
A 'legacy' virburnum I cut down during the mass tree clearing almost five years ago, recovering now, and to be a small tree in years to come. Panicum 'Shenandoah', a favorite grass, beside it.
More Shenandoah, a Panicum 'Cloud Nine' behind.
More Shenandoah, blowzy Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerester' behind.
Eryngium yuccafolium - I planted several in a holding bed so they could grow to size before I place them out in their permanent locations. Now they've gotten so large, I'm afraid moving them will kill them.
View back toward the house.
Japanese fan tail willow (Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka') is holding its green very late, perhaps because it comes from extreme northern Japan.