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Fall in My Own Backyard

November 2, 2009

Most of the leaves have all fallen to the ground. All last week, I shared photos of autumn color in my area. To complete the series, I offer photos from my own yard. The trees and shrubs all came with the house. Only the hosta and pokeweed are new.

azalea

The azalea is a curious mix of fall color and summer green.

forsythia

The forsythia brightens up a bit, becoming more chartreuse before turning reddish brown.

hosta

The hosta adds a nice bit of golden yellow to the garden. I didn’t get to enjoy the full effect. Most of the hosta was devoured by deer. The patch they missed is what I transplanted recently, so it wasn’t in the best shape to put on a show. I’m hoping for a better display, next year.

Japanese maple

The Japanese maple is a wonderful bright red. It will look great next to Kirk’s pond.

oak

The oaks aren’t the greatest for fall color, but they did, finally, turn orange in the end. They provide most of the leaves, which we’ll be raking all week.

tree

I don’t know trees well enough to identify all of those in the yard. I know a few of the smaller ones are a type of birch. There are a few maples and at least one type of nut, perhaps a chestnut or hickory.

bridal wreath, Japanese maple, oak

The bridal wreath brightens its corner of the driveway nicely with the oak and the neighbor’s Japanese maple in the background. The bare branches are maple, the first to shed its leaves.

pokeweed

I realize pokeweed is an obnoxious, poisonous weed, but at least it’s a pretty weed.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2009 10:54 am

    Looks like you are having a pretty fall! I love the Japanese Maple. Pretty photos 🙂

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    November 4, 2009 4:10 pm

    Polk Weed was used by the settlers for dyes .. and interestinly, lots of other stuff! Should harvest some of those ink berries and see what you can do with them. If they can be used for fabrics, you’ll be the one to make it work!

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