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Monday, September 23, 2013

Nature Notes: Cooling down and daily changes

It's beginning to cool down a lot and feels more and more like fall.
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There aren't many trees that have fall colors.
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Every time I see autumn leaves I'm photographing them because the novelty hasn't worn out yet.
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We won't reach peak colors for quite a while.
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I always like to see seeds this time of the year.
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Seeds and berries are as much of a welcome part of fall for me as the colorful leaves are.
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It interests me how some trees change colors almost a month ahead of other trees in the same location.
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We've had a few sunny days for a change.
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We've also had some hard rains.
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 My yard is such a jungle at this point I'm going to try to do fall cleanup this year.
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The porcelain vines (shown below) are very invasive and have popped up everywhere. I planted them to grow on my deck wall with other vines, not realizing how prolific they were.
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16 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Autumn! It's looking beautiful already at your place. I like watching the colors change gradually (although we're not nearly as far along here as you are even)....It is too bad the porcelain berries didn't work out so well, they're really pretty (if only they knew their place!)

Sandy Carlson said...

Subtle and beautiful!

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photos, fantastic place:) Greetings

Cezar and Léia said...

I love Autumn colors!The red leaves are gorgeous, you got beautiful images!
Léia

Birgitta said...

Wonderful photos!

Laura said...

Beautiful Carver, especially love those seed pods!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

We had a couple of days last week where the high was tolerable...and cool for our area. But today it's gonna be another scorcher I'm afraid. :o(

Loved your photos. Autumn is a favorite time of year.

Karen said...

Yes, autumn is coming, my fave time of year! We don't have much fall colour here yet. Great shots!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Autumn, Carver! We are slowing seeing colors changing around here. Lovely photos! Have a happy week!

Team G Square said...

Wonderful pictures. First picture is absolutely beautiful. Happy Autumn to you .......

Rambling Woods said...

Great early fall post Carver.. I too notice the trees and I see the cottonwoods go first and now the ash are starting. Glad you got some sun.. Michelle

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! The first one is my favorite - I love those colours!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

thanks so much for your comments on my blog, I really appreciated them..I love to see the colors changing and feel the coolness of the fall air. Your garden is full of great photos.

Ercotravels said...

Really nice pics
Regards :)

MyMaracas said...

Your post is so beautiful and relaxing, a walk through a lovely garden.

NatureFootstep said...

it´s fall alright. :)