This year has been hotter than any other since we moved here. And the change over to fall seemed like someone flicking on a light switch. The plant life showed no signs of fall until the lights came on. It is the colder night time temperatures that have caused the plants to go into an instant display of colors, one that seemed to happen over night. I wanted to share some of the photos that I took in my backyard…So let’s head on outside!
Let’s start out behind the wood shed and take a look at the Virginia Creepers. This is similar to Boston Ivy.
Amazing red of the Virginia Creeper!
I look at these beautiful plants from my kitchen window! Lovely, isn’t it? Next, how about a look at the Mimosas. Last year at this time the seed pods were still green.
The Lovely Leaf and Seed Pod of the Mimosa Tree
The Smoke Bush is a bit slow in changing colors, however, in the following photo you can tell how glorious this plant will look!
The colors come up in the Smoke Bush
Now the Red Buds in the front of our house are still fully green, and this is because they have the coverage of the pines over them. But the one in the back is out in the open and is glorious! I love the heart shaped leaves!
The heart is found in the Red Bud
Let’s head on over now to the fruit orchard. Here is a photo of some of the trees in the orchard.
A view of the fruit orchard
Now let’s go look at some of these lovelies a bit closer, shall we?
We have a five in one plum tree and this one branch has these colorful leaves while the rest is still a bit green, starting to change to yellow. The nectarine? Beautiful! Lovely flowers in the spring, lovely colors in the fall!
The color of the nectarine leaf looks like the color inside the fruit!
OK, now I have sneaked you into the car and here are two photos of the foothills near my house!
Down the street
Another view around the corner
I hope that you enjoyed the tour! Now go out and have a great Monday!
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