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…

Festival of Leaves, Week #8: Maple

The color on our maple tree in the front yard was glorious at the first of the week.  Now, the limbs are almost bare, and the leaves are on the ground, waiting for me to clean them up. See more autumn leaves here.  And please join Dawn in her Festival of Leaves challenge!      …

Festival of Leaves 2017: Week #1

This autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where the leaves are already showing more color than here in Georgia. So far, the most brilliant color here has been on our maple tree.  Even so, only a few leaves on the…

Hints of Autumn in My Corner of North Georgia

The once-pink sedum has turned a darker hue… One leaf on the maple tree is changing… As is one on the holly bush… Seed pods have formed on the Southern magnolia… Fruit is on the quince bush… Spider webs are everywhere… And my little buddy is gathering everything he can in preparation for colder weather……

North Georgia Color

A couple of weeks ago I posted that we were still waiting for color in the North Georgia mountains. It finally arrived. The colors arrived slowly, changed quickly, and are even now fading away.  The leaves falling from the trees sound like rain. Related articles Waiting for Color

Tree Trunks: A Study in Variety

    The trees are God‘s great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green Across the world His thoughts serene. ~Leonora Speyer Related articles The Tree