I have a great weakness for the golds of fall but this year the pinks and reds, in all their variations, have taken over. I’ve been astounded by this Strawberry Vanilla hydrangea this year.

It was time for a nap the other day. Look carefully behind me and you will see my little cat wedged in there. She pushed herself against me so hard that the rhythm of her breathing felt like that of my own. I do love that girl.