Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A good day to be inside

Today was rainy and stormy, a good day to be indoors. I kept glancing outside the windows. There are still a lot of leaves left to fall and the overcast day really brightened the colors.

This is the view from one of the living room windows. The "Bloodgood" Japanese maple has almost dropped all of its leaves. They are so vibrant and red this year.
The view in the back looking out the big window in the little breakfast nook. The hydrangeas in the circle were pretty and green this fall and most of the leaves are still hanging on. The tree is a Sawtooth Oak.


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

19 comments:

  1. With a view like that in the first shot, you had no need to go outside.

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  2. What a heavenly spot you have created there, Phillip. The good planting choices and backbones show through the windows. Lovely. We are getting lots of rain here, as well.

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  3. How beautiful. Those red leaves are the best.

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  4. Wow... your Bloodgood is spectacular!! Larry

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  5. Raining here too. Today my view was of a tree being cut down.. Not enough room to spread its wings.. Although the newly opened space will benefit the overall garden. A bittersweet day. Your lovely pictures make a nice ending to the day.

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  6. Wow, our leaves are no longer hanging on!! Beautiful color Phillip!

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  7. Nice shot through the window. Bloodgood maple. I will have to remember that.

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  8. Such pretty carpet of red in the first photo...kind of matches the lamp shade.

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  9. Some nice views from the house. My Japanese maple is RED this year too. It's leaves are always the last to fall.

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  10. Fabulous view out! We had horendous storms that took most of the leaves down except the oaks.
    Such a great season in the south.
    Happy Thanksgiving Phillip.

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  11. I've been house bound due to knee surgery last week. I keep looking out at all the leaves falling thinking I need to get them raked up and into the compost pile. I'm using the down time to sort through, put names on and cull the daylily pictures I took in June, several hundred a day, & I didn't have time to go through them. Happy Thanksgiving. Mary

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  12. What a pleasure it must be to look out the window at the wonderfully red Japanese Maple. It's gorgeous!

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  13. Your maple tree is just beautiful. What a picture!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. Your acreage/yard is just amazing. Would love looking at that tree through one of my windows. Beautiful just beautiful!

    Raine in Ohio

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  15. We had rain finally and it was fantastic. Thanks for sending it our way. Love the color on that Acer palmatum!

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  16. The color of the 'Bloodgood' is gorgeous. Especially with the leaves on the ground mirroring the leaves still on the tree.

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  17. as always, your garden blows me away!

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  18. In scrolling back through you blog I stopped to admire ihe Bloodgood Japanese Maple which is looking very gorgeous.
    My house faces south and my bedroom looks over the front yard. I have tried Redbud trees and dogwood trees to fill in that space in front of the bedroom with something attractive that will not grow too large. Th redbud and dogwood have both baked in the seariung summer hear, Is there a chance your Bloodgood maple might stand up to the heat here? It certainly looks great at your place. I hope to hear from you

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