It was still dark and very early this morning when we heard the rustling outside. Upon investigation, we discovered who was skulking around our deck in the dead of night:
The little "Night Bandit" raided the bird feeders and emptied them of all the sunflower seeds. The ear of corn set out for the squirrels and blue jays was also stripped clean. Guess I'll have to bring the feeders in at night til he searches for better eats! He's cute, but he could get expensive to feed as he's such a glutton.
Temps got down to 32 degrees last night, but frost has still not touched the flowers. I don't consider it a real frost until I look out and find the impatiens black. So far the only things touched by the colder night temperatures are the coleus.
We had a nice road trip yesterday with no agenda. The sun was shining and the autumn colors were absolutely fluourescent!
"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in the snow,
There comes a festival season
When Nature is all aglow". - Anonymous