Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall Colors in My Gardens

 It's funny what we take for granted.  I have spent every weekend this Fall driving in the country soaking in the Autumn colors.  Click on any of the pics for a closer look.

 Yesterday I noticed that the best Fall colors are all around me.

 Right in my own gardens.

 Beauty Berries.

 Teddy and I went out for a walk and found the colors all around us.

 First Teddy, who normally hates getting her feet wet, wades into the pond for a long drink.

 Nothing tastes quite as good as pond water.

 Looking down the creek from the upper pond.

 Come on Teddy, lets take a look around.

 Underneath the Weeping Beech. It is tall enough now that we can stand under it.  Too bad I don't have little kids because it makes a great natural tent.

 Look at the Bald Cypress. The wind was blowing through them and they were glorious.

 The Oakleaf Hydrangeas have fabulous color right now.

 Even the brown flowers on them are pretty.

 The Japanese Maples are the prettiest of all.

 Looking up the creek from the middle pond.

 Just wonderful.

 The Katsuras smell like cotton candy when they drop their leaves. The entire garden smells like a carnival.

 This Maple is about 18 feet wide.

 It's a bit hard to see the fish amongst the floating leaves.

 Lots of leaves to rake but I leave them for a while to enjoy them.

 The lower pond.

 I'm still cleaning up the garden.

 And lots of roses are still blooming.

 Celery is the only veggie still growing.

 I finished coating the chairs.

 Natures carpeting and chair cushions.

 The Blog Tech fixed my stone bench. It is even once again.

 On the way back to the top. I live on the side of a mountain so it is very hilly here.

 And look who is waiting for me.

 Hi poops!  Did you have fun on our walk?

This one is right by my back door.