Monday, October 4, 2010

A gorgeous autumn...





...is what we're having, thanks to lots of rain plus cold nights and sunny days. The ash trees are brilliant yellow (and quickly losing their leaves with every breeze); our northwoods maple is a lovely russet and gets a bit deeper every day. We've been really busy, but Sunday I snapped this as Peter and I sat for a moment in the garden. Today we brought out the kids' table and chairs and had a picnic lunch. So beautiful! Okay, now I'm getting back to work....

16 comments:

DJan said...

Hope you take more time for yourself soon. Thanks for snapping that picture while you still had the brilliant color to catch!

Teresa Evangeline said...

It is so beautiful, isn't it? Warm days and clear nights. A picnic outside sounds perfect.

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Beautiful! Here in Colorado our fall colors come primarily from the aspen -- and most of those are up in the mountains and the leaves are gone in a flash!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I am so envious!

Our dry summer has left our trees a bit dull this year - still beautiful, but not the full blaze of glory that you are seeing!

Thank you for sharing!

Grandmother said...

It's too warm in our part of Italy for color change yet. Thanks for sharing this glimpse of what awaits.

Nancy said...

Lovely. Our trees have mostly turned in higher elevations, but we've had rain the last couple of days, so color is close behind.

grammy said...

such a hard worker (o:
warm fall weather...awwww
great for kids and picnics
I guess you could throw in a little work at that

Cheryl said...

Our trees are turning but with all the rain and wind, we'll be lucky to have any color here at all.

Green Monkey said...

gorgeous! thanks for sharing.... we've had a lot of steady rain lately so this was an extra sweet treat!

Leah Rubin said...

Beautiful! We've been wondering why our trees aren't changing at all yet! We've had a very rainy year, and expected lots of color-- wondering why it's seemingly delayed...

Jeanie said...

Stunning. Really, is there anything lovelier than a red maple in the fall?

Deb Shucka said...

I think we owe it to ourselves to enjoy every minute possible of the season's beauty and the last bits of sun warmth to be had. Beautiful picture.

gayle said...

Beautiful picture!! This week it is finally cool here!!

Linda Myers said...

Beautiful pic! Makes me feel grateful for fall even though the days are getting shorter.

Allyson said...

I came back to KY for the month of October and I just LOVE KY in the fall!! Although our trees aren't that deep russet color just yet, they are starting to turn. And nothing saddens me quite like a gusty wind blowing leaves from a tree. I know that in the not too distant future, those winds will blow the trees bare and they won't be green again for SEVERAL months. Boo.

Krista said...

What an awesome shot! I love seeing fall leaves side by side with full on summer green like that!

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