I thought I'd join the legions of people who swoon over October's beauty, by showing you some of my favorite autumn spots here in central Ohio. Of course I'll show off the end of my own garden season too, but there is little new to share at this point in the year. And the difference in my early October garden to now is very noticeable. We haven't actually had a hard freeze yet, just a light frost, but the short days and chilly weather have taken their toll. Still, I'm glad that some of my flowers are hanging tough.
But then the October color show began. I always start at Blacklick Woods, because of the large fields of goldenrod mixed in with asters. I usually keep my eyes peeled for monarch stragglers, but didn't see any this day.
As you probably know from reading my blog, Franklin Park Conservatory is one of the best spots to watch the seasons change. Their displays are stellar. I was a little early for the color changes, but it's so beautiful there that it didn't much matter.
Of course, nearby Pickerington Ponds has plenty of pretty spots to see. One day, I even got up before dawn and caught a sunrise. That was truly a miracle, but then again, the sun didn't come up until 7:45 that day, so I can't brag too much.
|Sunrise at Ellis Pond|
|Miguel the Monarch|