Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy Autumn!

Leaves here are falling faster every day, but most of our trees have a long ways to go before they are totally bare.  Here's a leaf we found on our walk the other day.  It's pretty clear why this tree is called a Big Leaf Maple, isn't it?  (Thanks for the photo idea, Becca.)



When frost comes, this black-eyed Susan vine will be done, but we sure are enjoying its colorful flowers now.



This clematis blooms in the fall, but it would do better if we had more sunshine.




The Beauty Berry shows its tiny purple berries only in the fall.


Halloween will soon be here as well as the end of Daylight Savings. The days are getting shorter and sunrise is later, but we can still enjoy the garden.  Have a nice weekend!

11 comments:

Katherine said...

Your garden plants are gorgeous Judy!! It's hard to say goodbye to them at the end of summer. Of course winter has its own jewels to brighten our world. That is one huge leaf. I would like to see a photo of the whole tree!

BTW, I am knitting my 7th dishcloth. Will. It. Never. End.

Caffeine Girl said...

That is an amazingly large leaf! And such a gorgeous pattern on it.
I envy all the colors you have this late in the season.

Tired Teacher said...

Now, that's what I call a big leaf! I can't imagine raking something that large.

My trees are bare, but the leaves are still haven't been picked up.

Betsy said...

Wow! When we lived in Nebraska we lived in a subdivision called Maple Village. I thought I had seen some big maple leaves, but I've never seen one like that. Most of our leaves are now gone. I think fall is truly here to stay. I'm just hoping it keeps raining and doesn't turn to snow anytime soon.
Blessings,
Betsy

Araignee said...

Whoa, look at that leaf! That's a great photo.

karen said...

now that is one big ginormous leaf! Great photo too :) This is the best time of the year :)

Sharon Massena said...

You always have such beautiful flowers. At times I envy you, but then I look at my sheep and know I'm where I'm supposed to be.

desertskyquilts said...

Can you safely eat those tiny Beauty Berries? That maple leaf is amazing - I've not seen one that large! I always enjoy seeing what's going on in your foliage.

Mereknits said...

I have never seen such a big leaf, amazing!

Dee said...

That maple leaf is HUGE!!! It could have been your Halloween mask!



Wendy said...

wow! What a huge leaf! If you will email me your snail mail I have a quilt pattern ready to mail out to you that you had said you would like to have when I finished with it. Thanks:)