Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
Beautiful! Our trees are just beginning to turn; it seems as if it happened overnight, because I just really noticed it yesterday. I love this time of year!
Thanks, Rose. I've been in denial now for about a week. But we're at peak color now--earlier than usual, no doubt because of the drought. The colors are more muted this year, except for the golds which are incredibly vibrant against bright, blue sky.
Very pretty colors of Fall in your area. You took some splendid shots too. I just got back from PA and they did not have color worth photographing for the most part. Here in NY it is just starting to change. I am hoping the leaves change before they start dropping though. I especially like your field shot. It says so much about Fall.
Thanks, Donna. Our leaves are dropping now. This will be a very short fall, I fear. Totally the opposite of last year, which was one of the most pleasant, extended autumns I can remember! I should be out capturing more photos, but now maybe it's just time to enjoy it while it lasts.
Beautiful photos! If the change in colours wasn't enough to tell us autumn is here at least the change in temperature should...it was a chilly 14 degrees in my garden here in London today. Brrr!
Thanks, Helene! At first when I read 14 degrees, I shivered. But then I realized that's Celsius. So your temps are very similar to ours now. But we are about to drop to -4C on Saturday night!
Gorgeous shots! Loved them all! Our peak is usually mid November so I am just starting to see some of the Sumac change color. The big hardwoods haven't even started yet.
Thanks, Karin! Our peak color came way too early this year. Isn't the Sumac gorgeous?! I can't believe the shades of color it carries. It's stunning every year.
Jesień w piękne barwy ubrała drzewa w Twoim kraju.Pokazałaś to na świetnych zdjęciach. U nas jeszcze tak nie wygląda. Niestety nie jestem w BLOTANICAL, dzisiaj chciałam to zrobić, ale nie udało się. Dziękuję jednak, że chciałaś tam wyróżnić mój blog. Pozdrawiam i dziękuję za miłe odwiedziny.Autumn in the beautiful colors of the trees dressed in your kraju.Pokazałaś to the great photos. We are not like that.Unfortunately I'm not in BLOTANICAL, today I wanted to do it but did not succeed. Thank you, however, that there wanted to highlight my blog. Cheers and thank you for your kind visit.
I usually visit blogs through Blotanical, so I will have to make a point to visit you directly. Your blog is so beautiful!
Lovely photographs. You seem to be a couple weeks ahead of us with the turning of the foliage. We are driving up to St. Paul tomorrow to visit our son so I hope to see some color along the way.
Yes, you should see some pretty colors along the way. Enjoy the trip!
Yes, it's suddenly and undeniably autumn, dear friend ... your lovely images shout "Yes, it most beautifully is!"
Thanks, Joey! The colors and the light are so much more striking in person. It is a beautiful season--and so enjoyable when the temperatures are so mild.
It seems like the leaves changed over night! It always comes so fast, I'm never ready for it. Hope they're wrong about the possible snow on Saturday! Not ready for that!Amu
Snow on Saturday! We're going to get cold enough--but no snow is in our forecast. I wish we would get more rain first. :(
Undeniably Fall for sure! Your leaf color is much further along than here. I'm just noticing ours beginning to change. We have a hard frost (mid 20's) forecasted for this weekend tho so I'm wondering if we'll get color at all or just everything turned to brown overnight? :(
Some of our trees are changing to brown with little color change. And many of the leaves are blowing off the trees. It's happening a lot faster this year. I'm putting my camera away for a few days to simply enjoy it while it lasts. Freeze warning tonight. :(
That's exactly what it is, suddenly, and swiftly it's turned...sadly.Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
Yes, it's happening way too fast this year. Last year was such a long, extended, pleasant, beautiful autumn (or maybe that's just how I remember it.) :)
Oh my goodness! All that golden, gorgeous autumn color! We're not seeing the color change yet but the weather is changing tomorrow...high in the low 60's Sunday. That's dang cold for us! Hahahaaa! And the sure sign for me that fall is here: the wildflowers have started blooming again...fields, and fields of them!
Highs in the 60s would be normal for us this time of year, but we've had highs in the 70s and 80s until the past few days. So a high of 46 tomorrow will be shocking. :( I'll bet those fields of wildflowers are stunning!
Fall has been a slow colorful walk here...we have seen the leaves changing slowly and more brilliant...they are peak or near peak and I am so happy that after such a dry season the leaves are putting on a stunning show...and there for you too!!
Lucky you! Ours (along with the temps) seemed to change overnight. We took a drive up to Minnesota this weekend, and some of the colors were brilliant, fire-bright colors--the Sumacs, Maples, and Hickories. Cold again tonight, which is a bummer. But rain on three days in our forecast--that hasn't happened since May! Yay!
So beautiful! You hit autumn sooner than we do although cool temps this week have us on our way. Love all the color. It's like a grand finale to summer. :o)
Thanks! Yes, it's a pretty season. I'm not taking as many photos this year because I'm just trying to savor it a little more. Autumn is passing fast now...
Nice photos of the leaves.
Thanks, Karen. I can't believe some of the colors when the light hits them just right. I should have taken more shots to get the perfect angles with the light, but I'm taking a bit of a break--autumn is speeding by way too fast.
Simply wonderful, Beth! I do love autumn and its colors.
Beautiful! I guess this loveliness is supposed to help us accept the fact that winter is on the way.
Wow, gorgeous fall colors in your neck of the woods!
Thanks for stopping by!(Your comment might not appear right away. PlantPostings uses comment moderation, and we read every comment before we publish.)