My yellow rose is "ever blooming" and it has bloomed all summer. I have trimmed it back every time the blooms were spent and kept it blooming. These are going to be the last blooms of the season, and after these I will let the plant develop rose hips and go into hibernation for the winter.
Our Ash tree in the front yard has loads of berries on it this year. There is an old tale that says that lots of berries means that the winter will bring lots of snow. The trees provide berries for the birds throughout the winter, so I guess when you see more berries, it means a harsher/longer winter? I guess we will see! I can't wait to go snowboarding at Mt. Baker again this coming winter season. Bring on the powder! They are supposed to get snow at the mountain THIS WEEK!
We have three Burning Bushes at the front of the house and they have finally turned to their bright colors. They are so pretty and it is fun watching the transformation from green to gold to a deep pink-red.