I don’t know the official name of this twining vine, but it’s easy to see why the common name is Candy Corn, isn’t it? It’s fitting that there are still a few flowers blooming right now. I can’t believe what else is blooming — delphinium!
I will have to spend some time doing a final garden clean-up this weekend. This is what my huge, Blue Angel hosta leaves look like now — most of the hostas are this color. I love those big yellow leaves with their traces of green. There are still asters to cut back, too, but I’ve actually kept up pretty well, so it won’t be an all-day job. I snipped these (my only) hydrangeas yesterday after taking this photo, so that’s another already checked off the list.
I was displaced last night while Ali decorated the living room for her annual Halloween party. Tonight. Gawd, why do I allow this? Anyway, I grabbed the not-green Maggi’s DK Tweed for The Boogie’s "Lady" cable & lace hat pattern (the hat formerly known as Laura). Do you think this is green? I’m somewhat appeased by the lack of a name for this color; it is known as "01." Yeah, if I were in a color rut, it would be green. There’s the green vest I knit last year, the green Cromarty, green Galway hat, green thrummed mitts, wrist-warmers from the mitt left-overs, more green for an undetermined project, there will be left-overs from Cromarty… There are other colors in the stash (lots of gold — that would be the runner-up in this exercise — some blue, brown, red), but green’s definitely got my number.