Gotta Garden

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Falling Leaves....

I probably say this every year (I hope I do)....the trees are just spectacular this year! It is such a pleasure to go outside (even on a gray day) and see such color.



This is looking down my street. Every day it changes, getting better and better...until one day I will go out and it will all be gone...(not yet, though)

However, I don't even have to leave my yard. In one corner of my backyard, I have this little wooded area. Fourteen years ago, it was mostly just pines, but now...the hardwoods are coming into their own...


I'm standing on my deck looking at that color....I could stand here all day...







I hope wherever you are you are also enjoying such glorious colors. If it looks like this in my little part of the world, just imagine what it must look like in the mountains. One of these years, I will treat myself to a little trip to see the leaves.

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I have been enjoying this weather and getting things done. Not every thing or all things, by any means, but some. I still need a few more weeks (please) before the really cold weather comes. Anyway, as of today, I only have one more daylily to get in the ground (not including hundreds of seedlings, but let's not go there..). Still some other stuff, too, but what will be, will be.

Anywho, in the midst of all these little chores, I happened upon The Big Rock. Now, I find rocks fairly regularly when I dig, but nothing like The Big Rock. I can't imagine how I missed it before...but it explains why one of my little grasses was not doing so well...no where for the roots to go! It's out now, The Big Rock, and is resting where it will rest...as I cannot pick it up! (I rolled it to its current location, just down from where I dug it out.)

You want to see it?


It is about double the size of those castlewall blocks. Whew. It's got to have a special place, I think...one that will have to wait until I have help moving it!

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(Am I the only one who remembers that old song..."The falling leaves, drift by my window, the falling leaves, of red and gold..." Ah, it was one of the first songs I learned on the piano...I bet my parents remember it!)

9 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

With color like that, who needs flowers on Bloom Day? Gorgeous!

joey said...

Indeed I remember the song and posted twice in reference. The words are haunting, viewing autumn wearing its finest colors. Lovely post and photos ... I enjoyed each and every one of them!

Annie in Austin said...

Your colorful wooded area looks autumnally lovely to me, too, Gotta Garden. I also love the song, - playing it very badly but with lots of emotion on the piano ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Ki said...

Very lovely photos. The colors this year are spectacular but it came on so slowly. Some of the trees here got frost burned and just turned brown instead of coloring up. Very strange.

kate said...

Wow those are beautiful colours. I would want to stand and look at those views for hours. Your trees are magnificent.

I posted the words to this song, Autumn Leaves - the version I love the best was sung by Eva Cassidy. It is just gorgeous.

I like the rock that you dug up, but then I love rocks of all kinds, shapes and colours.

joey said...

P.S. You've been tagged to reveal 8 random things about yourself.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you for sharing that kaleidoscope of autumn colours...just magical!

Marie said...

Beautiful autumn colours!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you!
I am thankful that you share your garden and knowledge with us...

Jill

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