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11/02/2014

More Fall

Hello again. As promised, I'm back with another post. First, let me say a big Hello to Miss Kylie, who is my newest follower. I found Kylie's blog over at Stamping with Loll. Kylie had done a nice watermark for Loll, and Loll shared her link. I contacted Kylie with the idea of doing one for me, and in the process, am making a new friend. Did you see the lovely P Hover button when you saw the Christmas Club post this morning? Well Miss Kylie got that working for me! If you visit Kylie's beautiful blog, she has a block on the upper right sidebar with info about watermarks, etc. So you might want to give a look-see if you are interested in a personalized watermark & enjoy some lovely cards in the process. Big Thank You to Kylie :-).

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'. 

33 comments:

Kylie said...

Hi Mary! Thanks so much for the shout out. I cannot wait to see your watermarks displayed on your cards. Wow, the colours in these trees are amazing. I don't get to see Autumn where I live - it's too 'tropical'. I really miss the changing of colours from where I grew up as a child. You have just given me a walk down memory lane :)

Rita said...

What a splendid array of trees in all their autumn glory. We also stay in an area with lots of trees, and apart from mess they bring at this time of year I love them. Hugs Rita xxx

Maxine D said...

Love the colours in your neighbourhood - we have a maple that my Mr wants gone because of the roots and the nearby waterlines etc.
We have had some spring storms here and my broccoli which is starting to heart up was all blown to one side :-(
Blessings
Maxine

Hazel said...

Oh Mary your photos of those wonderful trees is gorgeous, nothing can beat those autumn colours, now the maple, I got a photo of a maple in that colour last year when we were in Canada , it was in the garden of the neighbour across from sister-inlaws house. It was so splendid I put it up on my blog. You live in a beautiful area, you are very lucky. Hazel xx

Sarah said...

What magnificent colours Mary and what a beautiful array of trees you have around you too. xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these gorgeous photos, the beauty of nature can not be beaten....xxx
aNNie xx


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Sammy said...

Wow, those trees look amazing! Ours seemed to go from green to dirty brown to completely gone over the course of a couple of days... :-(
Enjoy them! x

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! those colours are AMAZING. I love the autumn colours, oou trees are beautiful just now but nothing quite so spectacular as yours,
Have a good day

Patricia xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely autumn colors! Our leaves are all pretty much on the ground - except from the oaks and the mimosa trees! For some reason they just cling on for ages! Enjoy it while it lasts!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photos!! Around here where I live we don't see that kind of color changes

jimlynn said...

Since we don't get to see things like this down here in the boonies, this is a real treat for me! They're so beautiful!!!!!
Lynn

Carol said...

The colours are gorgeous Mary, fabulous photos. Carol x

Benzi said...

Your neighborhood is looking so pretty, Mary. How wonderful to look out and see that sight. Ours are beginning to turn but not quite there yet.

alexandra s.m. said...

Autumn's burst of colors, nothing like it!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots with us Mary! I agree with you about the changing the hour, it seems so silly!
Thank You for visiting my blog this week-end!
Greetings from Chi-Town~

Brenda said...

So beautiful are your fall pictures Momma Mary! I love your sunset maple and wish we had one in our yard. I always admire them. I think we call them sugar maple's here. Or maybe it is a different kind of maple all together! We still have leaves on our trees too. Only the birch tree is bare. The wind did take down some leaves but our's aren't down all the way. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us!! You live in a beautiful neighborhood. Hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful colours of Fall with us, all of those trees are stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Loll Thompson said...

Love the fall colours Mary ... thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pictures!! Loll xx

Pippa said...

Love your photos Mary, the colours are amazing. We had a sudden quick Autumn, one moment the trees were all green then they very quickly changed colour. Shortly after that the rain and wind brought all the leaves down so the colours were only around for a few days.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, nature is just wonderful, hey!!!! The trees are so beautiful, Mary!!! Looks like a lovely neighbourhood you're staying in!!! TFS!!

Have a lovely week!!!
Hugz

Lisa said...

What gorgeous pictures!! The trees are so beautiful!! All our leaves are pretty much gone now...and the colors never did get very vibrant. Thanks for sharing yours with us!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
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Bonnie said...

So pretty!

cuilliesocks said...

HiMary, what beautiful trees, the colours are awsome. Your area looks just lovely, this is my favourite time of the year as the colours are so wonderful, hugs Kate x

mamapez5 said...

These trees are so lovely. How lucky you are to be surrounded by so much beauty. Kate x

pam said...

Hi Mary, stunning and beautiful your trees, ours have nearly lost there leaves now..
Thought it was only the UK change time.
learn something everyday on blogs LOL..
paid Kylie a visit, have emailed in the hope she will do some blog work for me.. thank you for the link.
pam

Pat said...

I love where you live Mary, and the lovely autumn tints that are starting now. The Maple looks terrific and I think with regard to great autumn colour they are one of my favourites. I love their shape and the delicate and intricate structure of the leaves. x

Diane said...

What gorgeous Fall colors Mary, here in the Northwest the tree leaves change colors and then here comes the rain and wind and they all fall off the tree.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
trying to catch up on comments,as I have had computer problems.
Your trees and your neighbours trees look so very beautiful, and amazing blaze of colour.
My DH hates this clock change too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Charlene said...

Hi Mary!! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and I'm so happy you did because now I've found you!! How did you know that fall trees are my favorite! :-) Thanks for the pictures :-) I need to get my feet moving and get walking now that the weather is cooler!

Brenda in IN said...

First I want to say good for your hubby for following his Doctors orders. So many people don't and there is a reason the Dr. tells you what to do. You sure have some beautiful trees in your neighborhood. I think the fall with the leaves changing is so gorgeous. Our dog can't adjust to the time change either. She is getting up at 6 am now and it is still dark. I'm not thrilled to be up then since I spent so many years getting up at that hour to go to work!

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous photos love all the Autumn colour
Carol x

Kim Heggins said...

So so beautiful Mary...so happy you decided to share your stunning fall photos.

Faith A said...

How beautiful your photos are, of what must be a beautiful place to live. The colours are gorgeous at this time of year aren't they?

Pumpy said...

So beautiful Mary, we do not get colours as pronounced as yours.