It is November 1 and I still have dahlias blooming. The frost hasn't hit our property yet, a bit of a phenomenon I think, but probably because we live up on the hill and the cold air drains down into the corn fields. Therefore, I am still picking blooming flowers and there are more to pick this weekend than there were three weeks ago! I love the pretty flowers but honestly, they are making me cling onto summer when I am ready to move onto fall and winter. Their colors are still bright and vibrant and make me think of sunny warm weather. I shouldn't complain though because I still have a ton of flowers making my kitchen and bathroom bright.