On this final day of October I think of that which a cousin of mine in Lithuania recently wrote: Time takes wings. It has been a year since my husband and I visited there for the very first time and my heart sighs joyfully as I think of the family I discovered.
Where does it go, time that is? As I look at the garden and review the photos taken throughout the year, the transformation from month to month is astounding, but the time element is even more so. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a New Year... one year older and I don't want to let go of this year yet. I guess there is not much that can be done about it.
So with that I leave you with this remarkable colored foliage of the Fothergilla x 'Mt. Airy' as it too continues to hang on.