Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Leaf Season

Outside a distinct bite is in the air.
Autumn is here.
Edged against a waxy gray sky
the foliage in their yellows, reds, browns, and oranges
makes it color-abundantly clear.

The burning bushes can always be relied upon to provide brilliant color.

The garden does not have many perennials that bloom in autumn. 
Asters (above) and mums (below) make the most of the cooler weather.

Autumn glory at the end of October

A little more than a month later and the same scene is leafless, white with snow and the only color available is the reflection of Christmas lights in the window.

 The backyard last Saturday morning. Thank goodness we painted the shed red otherwise the yard would have been devoid of any color but white and gray.

Now it is winter and the gardener and his plants can take a well deserved rest.
Hibernate. I can dig that. (No pun intended.)
I don’t mind the winter’s cold (well sometimes I do),
just as long as the sky stays blue, deep blue,
and the sun shines.


Anonymous said...

I'm going out this Christmas to look for snow or I wont see any!

Anonymous said...

I'll join you to look for snow!

Striking the contrast between the scenes in the photos.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You're photos are so beautiful..stunning. I enjoy them.

God Bless & Merry Christmas!

BluegrassBaobab said...

Merry Christmas and geseende Kersfees aan julle ook.

nikita said...

Baie mooi foto's, ek het net gister gedink dit sal mooi wees om die twee stelle foto's langs mekaar neer te sit en te bekyk...Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar vir jou!

BluegrassBaobab said...

Dankie Nakita. Dieselfde voorspoed vir jou.