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October 25, 2015

Autumn's Crisp Grip

Autumn has firmly placed it's grip on us.

I've cleared away my annual flowers and have stored things in the garage for winter.

 We'll tuck away the lanterns and cover up the cement planters so they won't crack. 
By February this back yard will be 2 to 3 ft. deep with snow.

The Japanese Maples are always a treat to see.  Their gorgeous red color plays off nicely against the warm browns and golds. 

The perennials are done and ready for their winter nap.

The  mums are hardy and can take the morning frosts.  It's 36 deg. out as I shot these pictures.

This mum is heavily laden with frost but it will perk up in a few hours.

These wax begonias seem to keep going and going but this recent frost may be the end.

Dan blew extra leaves up around my arrangement as opposed to blowing them away as I showed in my first post about this arrangement "here".  Perhaps too many but I'm not complaining!  The squirrels are beginning to eat away at the gourds so as soon as Halloween is over with I'm going to have to put these out back for the critters to enjoy and what they don't eat will become compost. 

We went for a ride the other day for some fall color touring since Dan had a break in his work load.  Unfortunately the skies started clouding up as rain was approaching.  I didn't like any pictures I took but I'll share this one because I loved how the corn field looked with the trees in the background.

It feels like November already.  My mind is now thinking about Thanksgiving!


13 comments:

  1. We have like minds...thinking about Thanksgiving! I have some outside jobs still to do. Sheila

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  2. Chilly here today too but sunny, I have a few things to put away too but I'm just enjoying the weather before the snow starts coming!

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  3. It's raining leaves here today! I love your pretty yard and all of your pumpkins and gourds! I can't believe the year is almost over.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Your home is naturally decorated in its luscious rich hues for Autumn.

    It's cold here today and clear- that nearly-full-moon is bright and sparkly.

    We've had great weather this autumn....one of the longest and prettiest I've ever seen.

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  5. We still are having warm weather and the leaves are all on the trees. What a beautiful yard you have, any time of year. I love the leaves around your planters - perfect fall arrangement. Now I feel like I need to get busy in my yard! Lots of tomatoes still and I don't want to lose them to a frost.

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  6. We are just starting to get the cooler temperatures down here in Chicago. It's 39 degrees this morning and I need to get busy with storing away the summer decor and furniture. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  7. You yard does look lovely, even leaves and all. It all looks so woodsy. It's hard to believe you already have frost. The nights cool for good sleeping, so I am happy about that.

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  8. The leaves piled up look pretty. I can't believe that Begonia!

    Cindy

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  9. Liz,
    There is a sense of finality when one puts the Garden to rest in the Autumn.
    It, almost, appears lifeless.
    However, I try to keep some architectural elements within the Garden to give interest in the Snow.
    The photo of your garage doors with the mums and the Golden Glow to the left is stunning!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. Beautiful colors Liz! You are so fortunate to live with so much color around you! I love how you have the leaves as part of your display. It is all so pretty!

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  11. I love your autumnal garden and surroundings.....so, so peaceful. Please send a little of that cool weather to us! I'm envious!
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

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  12. ohhhh that looks soooo gorgeous!!! I wanna jump in the leaves and make a big mess

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  13. Beautiful gardens, Liz. It feels like November here, too, all dark, damp, and gloomy. Have a great week!

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