Thursday, November 6, 2008
The colors of autumn
Reds, yellows and oranges are blazing throughout the garden. The fall color seemed to arrive suddenly this year. I just wish it could last longer. It won't be long before colder temperatures will rip away this colorful tapestry.
The crepe myrtles are lovely this time of year. This one, "Muskogee", is at the entrance to our driveway. It was a foggy morning when I took this photo.
That same afternoon, the sun was setting and lit up the tree like it was on fire. I ran to grab the camera to get this shot -
Another colorful crepe myrtle is "Natchez" which is right outside the bedroom window.
Chinese Pistache is a small tree that seems to be gaining popularity. They are planted alongside one of our major roads here in Florence. Ours grows by the patio.
What would autumn be like without maple trees? These leaves are from 'Autumn Blaze' which lives up to its' name.
The Japanese Maple 'Sango-Kaku'
A trio of colorful trees - Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), Dogwood and Crepe Myrtle.
The most colorful grass in our garden is Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' hasn't been as floriferous this year but still commands a lot of attention.
A few mums still holding on
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” - Stanley Horowitz