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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Leaves are Falling Fast

Leaves are coming down so fast. We have two bare trees in our yard already. We are able to look through the trees in the woods...to see the farm fields across the road now. The farmers are really having good weather for their harvest this year. I love the cooler weather...I feel so much more energetic. I thought that the old, old telephone pole in the woods looks especially pretty this year. The vine has grown just so far...last year it was red...this year orange and yellow. I made a wreath out of the old barbed wire fence that I found a few years ago in the woods. I hung two of them in different places in the woods. This one has the vine twining around half of it.The Blackberry Lily is just bursting with seeds. You can see why it's called Blackberry Lily...These are probably my favorite lilies. I love the tiny orange speckled flower and then the seeds pushing through that tissue papery covering is so interesting. I've had this plant for years. I brought it back from Mount Vernon on a plane. There I sat with a little paper cup with the tiny lily inside. I planted it in my garden at that time and it flourished. When I moved here...this is one of the few plants that I brought with me.
This is a little Maple tree that I planted a few years ago. At that time it was just a stick in a plastic pot. No name on it. Oh, I wish that I knew the kind of maple it is. I wanted it to stay small, so every year I have trimmed it back and shaped it like a little tree. Sort of like a Bonsai. It just wanted to grow so badly, so this year I decided to let it grow...if it was pretty with bright colors..I would let it grow. Well, what do you know..it is the most interesting tree. Leaves of all shades of burgundy, red, russet and yellow. The leaves have hung on for so long now. It was like the tree knew...it had to preform well or it would get a severe haircut. There was an obelisk just behind it. The obelisk was hidden behind the tree as it grew taller. I moved it and next year the maple will be allowed to take off.
I guess that I will have to get out and take some pictures around the neighborhood before the leaves are all lying on the ground. Winter is waiting in the wings. I heard a projection of the forecast for winter...about the same as last year only more severe. I have really just got over last winter and here it is about to come again. Maybe the predictions will be wrong. Until then...I am going to enjoy the weather this fall. Do some fun things in our town, like some craft sales and bazaars. First I have to do some cleanup in the yard. Take the Zinnias out from around the mailbox, cut the leaves of the Hostas, and rake some White Pine needles for mulch. My list is getting shorter.


judemiller1 said...

I am so glad you let the little Maple have it's way and grow!!! He is going to be a real beauty. Love your pictures. Going to be cold and rainy here the next few days. But at least, we have Indian Summer to look forward too.

Zoey said...

That Blackberry Lily has the prettiest seed pods I have seen on any lily! They would make a great dried flower arrangement.

Your old telephone pole makes a fine country accent, too.

I hope our winter is not severe. I expect to have snow flurries soon. We almost always get some by early November.

acorn hollow said...

I am not sure what type of maple it is but it is pretty. you are always so busy in the garden I haven't done much. Love your header.

Lona said...

Ours are all gone Balisha. They just fell so fast this year that I did not get hardly any pictures. Your Blackberry berries are pretty. I see where they get their name now.

Jeri Landers said...

So that's what those sweet little plants are! Blackberry lilies are growing in my creekside garden and I had no idea if they were weeds or not, but too pretty to dismiss.
PS I totally agree with you about C. L. Magazine, it used to be 10 times better... now it is nothing but ADS. I am glad I have my old copies, I never buy it anymore.

Marydon said...

Gorgeous, love the colros. Hubby drove me up thru PA yesterday & the colors are WAY behind, just starting to turn. I so wanted to see them before eye surgery. Love the countryside to ride thru up there.

TY for your lovely notes.
Have a beautiful day

Elenka said...

I love the way you talk about your little maple tree. Yes, I guess sometimes we have have to let it go...

Barbara said...

Your leaves are falling quicker than ours. A Blackberry Lily, how fascinating. Not seen one of those before.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, I have never seen a Blackberry Lilly. How unusual
and pretty. Bet the birds love it.