The wind has a smell of snow, nightfrosts are here. Last night it was -3°C/ 25 °F. We still have life here. I was really surprised to see a ladybug in a sunflower bud. Sunflowers didn´t have time to open their buds. Migratory birds are just now leaving these areas.
The last butterflies were flying on 26.9. I noticed for the first time during this summer some red admirals in our Japanese hydrangea. This red admiral is quite big, a 45–50 mm (1.8–2.0 in) wingspan.
On Friday and Saturday we were picking black currants. The bushes were really full of berries. We have now in a freezer about 20 litres for the winter, and the bushes have still more, maybe for tomorrow.
Yesterday we made a walk to a forest, I was taking photos, my husband was checking that this forest does well and is growing. Everything there is ready for the winter to come.
This August has some days left. Our temperatures are like in October, today +13 °C/ 54°F. The wind blows straight from the North. Berries and apples are all soon ready to pick. We picked today all the redcurrants, black ones were not ripe enough. The leaves of cherry trees are turning yellow and falling down. Apples have already red cheeks.
Joutsenet ovat vielä täällä. The swans are still here.
Kuvat on otettu 18.10.2015. The photos are taken 18.10.2015.