Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 11 – Still Holding On

I missed Week 10 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but even now in Week 11 some of the leaves are still holding on. Last week all of the red leaves had fallen, but I was quite surprised this morning to see that some of the shrubs now have some red again mingled in with their…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 6 – A Colorful View

The view from our back deck is finally becoming colorful, and I took a few photos early this morning. What a pretty sight! Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. You can see her autumn leaves or join the challenge here.

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #10: Last Hurrah

I thought most of the leaves had turned completely brown now or had dropped to the ground.  However, these have just begun to show color.  I’m not sure if this is a small tree or a shrub, but I noticed it this past week while walking down our road.  As of today, the colors were…

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #8: From our back deck

Before the torrential downpours started today, knocking many of the remaining leaves off the trees, we had beautiful views from our back deck…           See more autumn leaves or join the Festival of Leaves challenge here.    

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #7: Along our road

We finally have brilliant color! Here are a few photos taken on my cell phone during my walk down our road today.   See more autumn leaves or join the Festival of Leaves challenge here.    

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #6: And the color deepens

The colors are deepening on our maple tree and look quite different when seen close up and when seen from a distance.   And the Sourwood leaves, which in most years are a bright red, look rust-colored in the shade and have more of a golden tone in the sunlight. See more autumn leaves or…