The old saying goes, “Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make them all yourself,” is a bit pessimistic, a downer to match the gloomy weather outside our windows as the old year winds to a close.
Orange is definitely a primary color of autumn. From the weird festivities surrounding Halloween to the autumn harvest season and the bounty of Thanksgiving, orange is either the highlighted accent color or the whole palette.
The “surprise lilies” have been one of the few blooming successes in my drought-plagued garden this summer, and even though they are now, in most locations, beginning to dry up and fade, they continue to “surprise.”
Last Sunday morning, on an early trip out to pick up the newspaper, I looked along the front strip of grass directly in front of the house, and spotted what I hoped might be just a bundle of trash dropped by a passing litterbug.