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!