Quick, take a look before it's gone.....a memory of color
such as this will be all that's remaining very soon.
The leaves will soon be soggy piles along the curb, then
sucked up by the city vacuum truck and taken to the
Click above to enlarge and view the colors at the cottage
on these beautiful Autumn days here in the south.
You know how I'm a lover of all things neutral inside the cottage, but when it comes to the garden and exterior of my home Nature takes over and paints my garden. I have no say as she splashes brilliant color and subtle shadows haphazardly across the house and up into the old, tall oaks. The smaller trees, dogwood and maple, become deep rich red and old gold, the fig leaves, now crumbled and green-grey have dropped to the ground. Camellias, with thick glossy leaves of bright green, now have chunky buds opening into deep pink blooms.........and everywhere a thick golden carpet has been unrolled and laid across the landscape.
Thank you dear Mother Nature.......you are an artist extraordinaire!