The birches are now more golden than the yellow they were just a few days ago. The trees are also dropping leaves quickly and I took many useless photos trying to capture falling leaves. In this one you can see a single leaf hovering mid air between the left most trunks.
Below, a Junco is enjoying a sit down.
The yellowing large maple-like leaves of flowering raspberry. Below is Solomon's Seal recognizable even now with tattered leaves.
Below is oakleaf hydrangea.
I thought the blooms were all finished but no, Brookside geranium has given me one more. Brookside looks identical to Roseanne but blooms first, is quiet during August in my garden, and then blooms again after Roseanne is finished. In addition its leaves turn red in fall.
A brilliant sprig of Doll's eye berries, otherwise known as Baneberry (do not eat) and Actaea pachypoda.
Nannyberry or Viburnum lentago, is new to the garden. Mildly troubled during the summer it is doing well and has turned this lovely burgandy.
Next to the viburnum is this Redbud, almost leafless as you can see.
Below is spicebush. I thought the leaves of interest as they are like raindrops falling to earth.
I am not sure which dogwood this is but it does have some red stems. Like the fothergilla this is one of the few times I have seen such colour on this shrub.
Would you believe this is Beebalm? Look at that wonderful pink, wow.
This is Cimicifuga racemosa, now actea something. Just when you start to feel like you are getting a handle on the latin nomenclature they change it on you.
'Chocolate' is now something closer to a burnished tan.
Finally, my silver maple. Some leaves have come down but most are still up there, like the birch trees. My beech is only just starting to change - just.