1 After several gray and rainy days, the colors were vibrant and spectacular.
2 The billowy clouds were moving quickly across the sky casting unusual shadows.
3 A view of the corn crib with apple and quince trees nearby
4 My iconic apple trees with the stable beyond
5 Another view
6 We will be planting 25,000 spring flowering bulbs beneath the allée of linden this autumn.
7 Next to the allée is the sheep pen, which we are in the process of enlarging.
8 Last year's newly planted Japanese maple grove
9 The Japanese maples are just beginning to turn vibrant colors.
10 Shaun and Wilmer continue moving plants indoors.
11 Moving pot after pot
12 With new plant additions and with plants growing larger, Shaun wonders where everything will fit.
13 Many of the lower ones will be placed inside the heated hoop house.
14 The taller plants will find a winter home in the glass 'cold house.'
15 Meanwhile, at the sunken garden, the crew is moving more and more tropicals.
16 An alocasia loaded and on its way to winter storage
17 More plants keep arriving at this staging area.
18 The hoop house is filling up. Aisles are needed on both sides for watering and plant maintenance.
19 This bromeliad is blooming beautifully.
20 Looking at the ends of this agave, you can see why Shaun wears protective eye glasses.
21 Even more plants
22 The 'cold house' is filling up.
23 For some reason, the flagstone path at the Maple Avenue house sank in one area.
24 To even it out, Chhiring used a big pry bar to lift the stone.
25 It's quite a thick piece of flagstone.
26 It's interesting how this tree root cozied up to the flagstone.
27 After adding stone dust beneath all the uneven stones, Chhiring swept more stone dust into the cracks.
28 My heritage turkeys - Black Spanish, Bourbon Red, and Royal Palm
29 Taken from a far corner of the farm
30 Great shadows cast by the paddock fencing
31 Sweeping and dramatic skies
32 Hello Francesca!
33 These roof ornaments atop the equipment barn are made of lead-coated copper.
34 Another view of the stable with the allée of linden to the right
35 A carriage road into the woods
36 It's beginning to look a lot like autumn!
37 One of three hay fields
38 My iconic sycamore in another hay field
39 A horse paddock with a run-in shed
40 Rapidly growing weeping willows
41 Another view with fall foliage beyond
42 A crow lifting off
43 In case you didn't see Friday's Daily Wag, this is Rufus.
44 And also Billy and Clive
45 After all the rain, the paddocks are so verdant.
46 Grass usually doesn't grow fast at this time of year, but, guess what?
47 I love this corn crib.