A certain percentage of the population here consider the day after Thanksgiving as the day to decorate their homes for Christmas, so there is plenty of holiday sparkle already visible on the homes in metro Atlanta.
I thought I’d spread a little more sparkle, Victory Garden style. This gorgeous foliage was photographed early this afternoon as my sister transplanted a few last-minute begonias that are still holding on well, in spite of the chill. Because they live in Zone 7(b), it’s just possible that in a warm and relatively sheltered pocket of the property, the thriving begonias may survive the winter and go on to bloom another year.
Isn’t that leaf incredibly lovely? After that shimmery show, the blossoms seem almost unnecessary.