Thursday, October 25, 2012

Around the Yard

Every time I look out the front window, I see this amazing burning bush.  It's brighter than any maple tree, and I LOVE it!  I wish it was this colour all the time, but this is its fall gown.

Such colour!!

From the back door I'm able to watch this beautiful birch tree through all the seasons (although it's one house over).  My parents had many birches on their property where I grew up.  The sound of their rattling leaves in the wind brings back long-ago summers.  And that brilliant yellow on a sunny fall day with the white trunks is special.  This photo doesn't do it justice, but the leaves were fairly glowing in the sun today.  Did I mention it was 22'C today?!

And with the unseasonal warmth, here are some little flowers budding again.  Haven't seen flowers on this since late summer.

This little spot in the backyard is a favourite spot for the mourning doves.  They're drawn to the soft pine needles warmed by the sun. 

And still more blooms coming up when they should be at their end.

Even my little potted begonia refuses to admit summer is over, although evidence of autumn is filling the pot alongside the blooms.



  1. Hi there,
    The colours are breath taking and beautiful at the moment.
    Summer has been pretty dam miserable, but Autumns making up for it..I noticed too that nature is tricking little flower pots on my forecourt and they are peeping through!
    Have a weekend of sweet things..
    Love Maria x

    1. Hi Maria,
      Our summer here was actually pretty good - I think you got the rain that we went without. Those poor little budding flowers that are sure to be finished in the next frost! Take care, Wendy

  2. Wow, that tree looks amazing! Such colours! Ada :)

  3. Hello, you may remember you posted a comment on my blog mentioning your Grandma's quilt. Just found you in comments awaiting moderation! Must check that a little more regularly!! Thank you for calling by at Hens Teeth. You have a wonderful blog and your Autumn colours are something to behold.

    1. Thank you for visiting! That quilt is on my mind daily, but I keep finding new ideas for it and won't cut into it until I'm positive of the next step :) Wendy


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