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This is probably the best Fall Foliage pic I'll get of the maple tree in my front yard this year. The weather we're expected to get over the next 24+ hours will probably cause a lot of the leaves to drop.

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The temp is predicted to get down into the upper 20s tonight, so I brought the few remaining flowers I have inside. Except for the Pansies, they'll be alright outdoors.

The Mum I purchased a couple of weeks ago is starting to bloom:




The Mum I've had for a few years is starting to bloom as well:

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So, I "inherited" a bonsai tree this weekend... the person to whom it belonged received it as a gift, but said she wasn't really interested in caring for it. So I volunteered to take it in, of course.

It came with a little instruction sheet (written in rather poor English) but I will need to do some real research to learn how to properly care for it. It should be interesting:




The Indian corn which I grew this past summer now stands a shock in my front yard, serving as Autumn decoration. I took this pic of it earlier this evening, with the nearly-full Moon in the background:

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Compared to yesterday's weather (~70F), the wind and weather today was crazy. At the time of this writing, my backyard weather station is reporting a wind chill of 19F.

Here are a couple of screen shots I took today of the little wind vane I also have mounted on my backyard fence, just to give an idea of how hard the wind was blowing:






Since today's weather truly felt winter-like, I went ahead and put out some feed for my local crow friends. And sure enough, later this afternoon, I saw one out in the backyard, eating:



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Still very cold today and tonight... I didn't mention it yesterday, but I did bring my Mums back inside, to prolong their blooming for as long as possible.

Here are a couple of pics of tonight's Full Moon, rising over my shock of Indian Corn stalks:



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I was out refilling the feed tray for the crows today, when my squirrel buddy came around (I am now fairly certain it's a female). I installed a hanging feeding tray for squirrels near to the bird feeder, while trying to keep the ground feeding station for the crows.

Anyway, it was curious as to what I was doing, so I tried coaxing it to come a take a peanut from my hand:



The squirrel got really close but just could not work up the courage to take the peanut from my hand. So I tossed it on the ground a short distance away and the squirrel took it and ran up the tree to eat it.

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I went outside this afternoon and my Squirrel buddy was in the hanging tray feeder I put out just for them:



Once again, I tried to get her to take a peanut from me directly, but we're still not there yet:



Meanwhile, one of my Crow friends was watching from a nearby tree:

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Temperatures are supposed to stay above freezing for the next several days, so I put my Geranium and Petunias back outside where they can get more sunlight.

I put the Mums back outside too, they have a lot more blooms now:

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Today I dumped some used coffee grounds on the strip of flower bed where I always plant marigolds. I plan to work more organic material into the ground here over the winter, this particular area seems to need that more than my other flower beds.




I also put some coffee grounds on the space where the daffodils will be sprouting a couple of months from now.




Even though I have a dedicated squirrel feeder now, it still likes to raid the crow feeding spot:

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Well, it is right at 1 year ago now that I created my account here on SB. I've learned a lot from other people during that time and I've posted on many topics myself, all over this site. But I must say that the Gardening section has been my favorite area of this message board.

I started my own gardening thread last January, writing about feeding the squirrels and crows while waiting for spring to arrive, and now things have come around full circle. I would like to thank everyone who has followed my gardening thread over the course of this past year. I've enjoyed reading your comments in my thread and I've also enjoyed reading your own gardening threads.

As the dark, quiet time of year closes in, my squirrel buddy and I hope everyone has a restful winter and we wish you all continued gardening success in 2020!



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