On Sunday, October 18, this forsythia was blooming. A feeble, paltry show to be sure - but the question is, why? Numerous other species are blooming now, out of sequence. When I have time, in the next few days, I will post more pictures of them.
But for now - the leaves of the bush are an intriguing, if rather lurid, shade of lime green to aubergine.
This bush is typical of the weird growth patterns this year, where extremely long branches are reaching out in lanky stretches.
This Katsura, one of my favorite trees, isn't acting normally at all. The leaves in the fall should turn golden.
The same year I planted the Katsura, near the barn, I put in some young saplings, with such anticipation that they would outlive me, my children and grandchildren!
Now, I really hope my children never reproduce. It will only bring them horrible grief, to see their offspring inherit a world of extinctions.