Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's Fall!

I love living in a place where the seasons change. Autumn is beautiful with the cooler temperatures and many colors. Although it's still mostly green around here, there are unmistakable signs of Fall in the air!


The zinnias are beautiful, but are not as perfect as they were through the summer.


The Autumn Joy Sedum, which was creamy colored all summer has been darkening to a burgandy color.

Our hydrangea tree is changing too. The blossoms are no longer bright white, but are becoming mauve and will continue to darken throughout the season.


The occasional leaf is beginning to change.


And soon, there will be color all over!

24 comments:

Kim said...

The changing fall colors make me homesick! We don't get the orange at all and not much red either here. Such gorgeous photos; especially love that last photo with the sun shining through the trees, making the colors of the turning leaves just glow.

I'm pretty sure my last failed attempt at No Bakes was compromised due to inferior ingredients. I bought oatmeal at the local health food store and it is very fine and kind of powdery, which translated into a powdery texture and taste. Also the cocoa powder from the same place is NOT good. I'm hoping to make a trip to Walmart this week or next for a box of Quaker Oats and hopefully better cocoa powder too.

Have a great week!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Our trees are starting to change too. They've been confused all summer with the cool weather and some of them with yellowish leaves tried to turn in July but then stopped. It's crazy!

I always enjoy seeing your flower pictures up close. They are so bright and focused.

Mary said...

Mari,

My favourite seasons are autumn and spring. The sights, sounds and fragrances of autumn in our part of the world are delightful. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

We don't have a lot of colour here this fall and I doubt if we will have the vibrant colours of some years. However, as you said, there are definite signs of the season.

Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Mary

Aspiemom said...

I like autumn the best, too.

I think it's amazing that you know which flowers are which and what colors they are at the different seasons! I would say "those thingies there..."

Kat said...

There's so many things I love about living in Florida....BUT...I do miss having definite seasons. That's what I loved about living in Nashville.

Loved your photos.

Hugs!
Kat

Brenda said...

So beautiful. Ours are going to peak out soon, so we're enjoying them as much as we can.
Have a wonderful week.

Debra said...

I love it when the leaves turn colors in the fall! My favorites are the beautiful oranges, yellows, reds and purples of the maple trees! Love your pictures. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I too love the change of seasons...around here tho, our "Autumn" comes when everyone else is having their Winters! But at least we do have leaf color change and crisp mornings and bright clear blue skies of Fall.

That one photo of the lone red leaf is amazing. Love that photo!!!

Growin' with it! said...

i'm finding it a bit harder to "see fall" in our new place, but i think i'm appreciating each changing leaf more now. beautiful photos!

Just Mom said...

Beautiful.

Brooke said...

our fall won't hit for another couple of weeks. i'm looking forward to our first frost and not having to weed the flower bed for a while!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Please stop by my blog this morning to pick up your very special award.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

2Thinks said...

Nice photos! Fall is the best. I.T. put a fire in the fireplace last night, 1st one of the year. It was awesome.

Lunch on Wednesday in your fall colored neck of our woods?

Heidi

Lorie said...

I just love fall with the changing leaves, apples picked off the trees and cooler temps!

Pat said...

I think this is my favorite season. I'm thankful to live in an are where you can actually see the changes coming.
Your photos are so beautiful!!

~Ginger said...

I love it when you post your photos of the flowers! Beautiful!

Renee said...

I just love Fall. You're pictures are beautiful! Have a wonderful week.

Renee said...

I just love Fall. You're pictures are beautiful! Have a wonderful week.

Betty said...

I miss the colors of fall! We don´t get that here, that´s why I enjoy the pictures on your blog so much!

Nancy said...

I admit the colors are wonderful but fall is not my favorite only because winter follows and I hate the cold, the older I get the worse I tolerate it. sigh...

septembermom said...

My smile is ear to ear as I look at these beautiful photos! Thanks!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, MAri! WHat beautiful ppictures you have to share! Fall IS in the air! And the trees, and the flowers.....

Lara Gisela said...

Hi Mari!!!
I missed you! Beautiful photos. I love Fall too.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Love your yard! And of course I love Fall!!!!