Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Inspired

There are so many nice fall posts to peruse right now.

For instance Andrea at I Garden Daily, Tatyana at My Secret Garden and Grace at Gardening with Grace.

So I thought, "What the heck, I'll jump on that bandwagon."

I thought I was going to wreck the car trying to get a good look at the gorgeous color on the oak trees lining Park Center Boulevard this morning. Perhaps it would be better to stick to my own back yard.

Our dogwood tree is looking its fall best right now;









In the front garden the birch tree is putting on a show;






And to accompany the birch's color the miscanthus grass seedheads are floating;





Our sweetgum trees are just starting to turn color;




I thought there wouldn't be anything blooming since all the frosts we've had but these common calendulas just won't stop;



And every year these fall crocus bloom so late I think they're done for, but here they are again;



This Sheffield Mum looks as if it was frozen mid-bloom;



And finally here's Jessie following me through the front garden. This is the best photo I could get of him;




If fall hasn't already turned to winter where you live I hope you're enjoying the colors.

12 comments:

François Xavier said...

Que les couleurs de l'automne sont belles, j'adore cette saison, elle me ressemble un peu...
bisous
François

Randy Emmitt said...

The miscanthus grass seedheads really make a great close up. Our fall crocus are gone now, nice to see yours.

Southern Lady said...

I have been enjoying all of the beautiful fall posts! Thanks for sharing what is happening in your neck of the woods. It looks like everyone is enjoying this season! Carla

Rosemary said...

Wonderful photos....... our pretty trees are now bare..........

Lona said...

Your Fall pictures are just so pretty. I love the Birch tree. Our leaves fell too fast this year. The seed heads on the miscanthus grass are so sparkling in the sunlight.
Friends do not let other friends drive while snapping pictures. LOL!

Kathleen said...

I'm glad you didn't wreck your car! But you did capture some wonderful fall photos. I had been looking forward to watching my new dogwood tree change colors until that 14 degree overnight low turned it instantly to brown. ugh. Maybe next year, right?

GRACE PETERSON said...

Bless you, Victoria for the Link-Love. Your post is beautiful! I've almost wrecked my car too, gawking at the gorgeous trees. We haven't had a frost yet so things are still blooming. Have a great week.

garden girl said...

Beautiful fall color in your garden Victoria!

igardendaily.com said...

Hi Victoria! Your post is gorgeous! I love the first shot of the dogwood leaves and the miscanthus. I also love hearing about what trees you have in your garden. I have a fascination with trees now that I live in a semi-desert area and am always gazing at big, old trees as I drive...wondering how long it will take for my trees to show some reall "presence." I also have to remember those calendulas...I would love to still have blooms this time of year. Thank you for the link, you're so thoughtful!

Patsi said...

Everything is so pretty.
Cool shots !
I should get out and take some close-ups...no wait it's wet and cold outside. Yuk.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Beautiful fall colors!! Love the bold yellow of the birch with the light bark. Your sunlit seedheads of the Miscanthus is beautiful.

Capucyne said...

C'est la même chose en France: le temps doux fait s'étirer l'automne! Il y a encore des roses, des roses trémières, des soucis , dahlias et même des nigelles!