For the past couple of days we’ve been socked in by fog. It was especially dense this morning. I wandered outside around nine and took a few photos of the wetness and all of the leaves that have suddenly fallen! This Shumard Oak has dropped a lot of its leaves just since Sunday. The thick fog quickly saturated the foliage and encouraged many of the leaves to fall today.
I discovered a number of bird down feathers clinging to leaves. The foggy dew-drops are very noticeable on the one above.
Above is another picture of bird down on some leaves. There’s also some wild clover as well as some weeds sprouting!
Here’s a lonely leaf atop some dead ornamental grass. I’m not certain what type of grass this is but I do know it’s an annual. It made a huge quantity of seeds so I’m hoping that I’ll end up with some sprouts in the spring!
Lamb’s Ears are one of my all-time favorite plants. This one came loose from a cluster when I was cleaning the flower beds late in the summer. I stuck it in a hole elsewhere in the yard and waited to see if it would grow. It did!
Here is a fallen oak leaf resting on a Red Tip Photinia, which is making berries. The Photinia is not native to Texas, but the plants do grow quickly. Birds and other wildlife feed on the berries.
The foliage of these Pink Evening Primrose plants will probably remain green throughout the winter. This plant is a Texas native. It makes beautiful, pink cup-shaped flowers which open in the evening and close early in the morning.
I discovered the above web conglomeration on a Sage plant. I doubt that I would have noticed it were it not for the droplets of fog that settled on it. I presume it’s some sort of spider web but no spider was visible.
It would seem that leaves are falling all over the state of Texas! I never did find a permanent place for this stone during the summer. Ah, well. Another summer will come around soon enough.