Snapping Fall Color!

Our yard is popping with Fall color right now,

+ it’s everything I can do to keep from snapping photos all day!

Oak Leaf Hydrangea Every yard should have 1.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Every yard should have 1.

The weather was nice + warm, albeit drizzly, on Halloween,

so up went the hood on my Cardinals sweatshirt + outside I went!

Here’s what caught my eye initially . . .

. . . beautiful golden Chokeberry shrub leaves against our dark brown fence:

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In a nearby corner is my vintage Purple Martin birdhouse:

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(Past) time to move everything inside for the winter!

I dread this project so much!

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Did I mention that, by now, I’d hoped G.O. would have moved my roof spire

from this garage to the one at our fixer upper?

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Now on to the front of our house:

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Okay, so maybe it’s (past) time to take down my Cardinals flag, too!

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Every yard needs at least 1 Japanese maple tree, too!

We have 3.

Looking east toward our neighbor’s spectacular burning bush:

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Back toward our house.

Those window boxes filled with begonias still look pretty festive!

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Our friends, Stacey + Erik Olson,

surprised me with a pair of concrete “sausage dogs”,

one on our current porch

 + “his sister” over at the Dutch colonial fixer upper!

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And, speaking of still looking (somewhat) festive,

take a look at the rose climbing our front arbor!

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You GO, climbing rose!

Every yard should have roses, too.

I think ours has 12 climbers +/or shrubs.

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Who knew? — that every Thanksgiving,

we’d still have plenty of roses

for our table centerpiece!?

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One response to “Snapping Fall Color!

  • Kathy

    Our Japanese maple doesn’t turn the lovely color that yours does. I selected it for the lovely lacy reddish leaves during the majority of the year but admit that I’m a little disappointed in its fall color. I did choose our new trees in back solely for their fall color – and they didn’t disappoint (even if one had about a third of the leaves turn brown prematurely due to the drought we had this summer).

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