It feels very Fall-like outside. I took a long walk this morning and delighted in the fact that a Spirit Halloween store has been added to my small town. It isn't that I love the Spirit Halloween store. It's basically the dollar store for Halloween... But it's the dollar store for Halloween that is a hop, skip and a jump from my house!
Fall blooms are here. My Gerbera daisies (pictured above) are beginning to bloom and I have Helenium blooming in my front yard. Gerbera daisies are the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip).
This is a field pansy (Viola rafinesquii) wild pansy or a Johnny-Jump Up. Some consider them to be weeds but I think this little purple bloom is stunning so I’m not pulling him!