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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Colors Are Fading!


Every time I go out the door there are less leaves on the trees and more on the ground!  There are only a couple of pretty trees left, most are bare or only have brown shriveled leaves on them. Fall always passes to quickly for me. I didn't seem to have enough time this year to get out and capture it's beauty! I went out yesterday determined to find  any color that was left. I wasn't disappointed at all. Color is still there you just have to look for it!


I spied a little leaf that had floated down and was resting on the bough of a cedar tree. It won't be long though, until the all the leaves have fallen and the trees will be bare. I'm thankful we have several cedar trees around to keep a little color in the landscape.

 
If there's one flower that just shouts "fall" it would have to be a Chrysanthemum. My plant is three years old and has never been planted in the ground. I can't make Mums grow once they're transplanted. They just curl up and die!! I usually just enjoy them, they die, and I buy more the next year. The first year I had this Mum it bloomed almost till Christmas. We were having company so I stuck the pot out of sight and forgot about it all winter. I was amazed the next spring to see that it had survived and it bloomed again that fall. The next year I protected it a little better and here it is again. She's a persistent little lady and has brought me much joy! I keep her sheltered on the porch where I can see her each time I go in and out. I wonder how many years she'll continue to grow in the that pot!
 

That's about all the color left in my yard, so I went up to my mom's. The cascading berries on her Nandina bushes add a bright spot along the side of her house.


She planted a small Chrysanthemum and Pansy garden this year where I found some pretty little pansies dancing in the wind. I can't wait to see these blooming in the snow! Come on snow!! Don't hate me, but I do love the snow!! I could spend hours tromping around in the snow covered woods; just me and my camera!!
 

My mother also has yellow roses still blooming. I hope this one opens before the frost gets too it. There have been several very frosty mornings lately! I need to get out and take some pictures of it's crystal beauty, but can't seem to make myself get dressed and go out that early! I love the cold, but I'm a little lazy in the mornings!! 
 
It was a little harder to find color, but it's still there for a few more days anyway.  Hmmm!!  Wonder what I'll find to photograph after the leaves and flowers are gone.  Stay tuned, I'll be looking at things a little differently!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! It's amazing how much color you have left in Arkansas. Here in Ohio we are quickly heading into winter. So I have enjoyed seeing the remaining autumn colors through your eyes and camera. Love the bright shiny leaf resting on the cedar bough and your beautiful mum.

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  2. Nice to see your remaining colours. Here the wind and rain are quickly robbing the trees of the last copper coloured leaves. Like you, I just love the snow - as long as I don't have to drive!
    I love that deep purple pansy. One of my favourite flowers!
    Have a lovely day, Cathy!

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  3. sounds similar to my neck of the woods. we've been so blessed with such a lovely fall. thanks for sharing such beautiful photos!

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  4. Beautiful, I love the blue sky and the gorgeous Autumn colours..

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