OK, we were expecting some rain last week, (didn't really happen, just a drizzle), so I decided I best take a couple of snaps around the neighborhood. It's sort of what we see from our front porch. Thought I'd share them here for anyone who loves the colors of Fall.
|Our sunset maple in side yard|
|Neighbor's trees, our dogwoods & magnolia leaves are beginning to change colors|
|across the street from our house|
|Next door neighbor's tree. Our maple is to the left |
Normally our area would have been a blaze of colors like shown in the above pictures. As seen, there are still many trees that have not changed colors. Our dogwoods shown in the 2nd picture, are just beginning to change leaf color. The magnolia leaves turn a sort of dull bronze-brown. With all the wind we've had today, most of the leaves are now on the ground. The pretty red maple looks very bare. It's 11 years old, not growing very fast. Our pretty October Glory maple that got so tall in just a few years, was taken down a few months ago. Mr. was concerned that the roots were coming to the ground surface, causing mowing problems. Additionally, the tree was growing much faster than we expected - to be sited where it was. He wanted it gone & I am missing it. But was probably for the best. We aren't famous for siting our trees & plants as well as we should.
Hope you enjoyed seeing a little look at the area where I am blessed to live. I surely am not enjoying adjusting to the time change. I wish the folks who make these time decisions, would just leave the time alone, at whatever is chosen. I am so thankful I don't have to get up for work...when I did, I was invariably late or an hour early when the time changed. Never failed!
Also hope that your day was just grand. Ours was quiet; I stayed inside while Mr. braved the wind to walk his two excursions. He's been following the cardiologist's advice pretty well, with the daily walking. I do admire that. (if I weren't so lazy, I'd do it too!). G'd evenin'.