Autumn has fallen

Despite the last day of summer being tomorrow, Mother Nature must be just as tired of it as I am because autumn arrived in full force today. Yesterday the weather here in Denver was warm with a high of mid-70s. Today it’s raining with a high of 52 and a low of 37. Currently it’s 39 degrees with a wind chill of 29! The showers and cool weather are only here for the week according to NOAA – Friday will be mostly sunny and a high of 72 again.

Yesterday B and I took his mom to Blackhawk for a few hours and on the drive up you could see some of the aspens already changing colors. I’m assuming that after this week of cooler weather fall colors will be in full-force.

We had a really wet spring and summer — at least according to folks who have lived in the area for a while (it’s hard to compare having only lived here for a couple of years). It’s obviously too early to know if we’ll have an equally wet fall but it’s certainly starting out that way. If the wetness continues into winter, well, lets just say I’ll be extra happy that I work from home!

Freezing a $100 bill

Yesterday Benjamin and I spent the afternoon in our back yard doing some spring cleaning and some prep work for some new planting. We went to Home Depot and purchased some flowers for around the aspen tree in our back yard, a couple of mini evergreens for two larger planters on our porch (Benjamin was so excited about these), and a couple of other small plants for the planters on the fence — all for $100.06. It started raining late afternoon before we could get the flowers planted around the aspen so we left them sitting above where they were to be planted…

…only to wake up this morning with it snowing rather hard. The high today is 49 degrees and the high on Wednesday is 72. We’re crossing our fingers that the plants survive.

Update: I just brought all portable plants inside and they’re now defrosting. Drat this icky mess.