Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #3: Tulip Poplar

Well, it’s official.  This past September was the warmest on record here in my corner of Northeast Georgia.  And the amount of rainfall in the past five months surely has set a record.  Today was the first day it has felt even a little like Autumn, so the leaves still are without much color. The…

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #2: A Little Bit of Red

There’s still not much happening color-wise here in my corner of Northeast Georgia. A little blush of red on the Dogwood…   And a bit of red up high on the Red Maple… See more autumn leaves or join the Festival of Leaves challenge here.

Dance upon the mountains like a flame, 2018

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.  They may very well be my favorite flowers.   “Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains…

The Glint of Green

“Yesterday the twig was brown and bare; To-day the glint of green is there; Tomorrow will be leaflets spare; I know no thing so wondrous fair, No miracle so strangely rare. I wonder what will next be there!” ~L.H. Bailey Budding Trees    

View from the hospital

Last week my husband was in the hospital for an operation on his throat. We had wonderful views from hospital windows. Here are a couple of photos looking north before the snow started. Once the snow began to fall in earnest, oldest daughter and I had to stay overnight at the hospital, but that’s another…

Festival of Leaves, Week #12: Still holding on

We’ve had a spell of warm weather here, and several large trees have stopped dropping their leaves.  Many shrubs and little saplings in the woods are still holding on to their leaves as well. Cold weather is coming in soon though, and all will be gone. I shall miss colors such as these… See more…

Festival of Leaves, Week #11: The last to turn

  The Japanese Maples always are the last to change color, turning bright red as the other trees begin to completely lose their leaves. See more autumn leaves here.  And join Dawn in her Festival of Leaves challenge!