Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
Gorgeous foliage and love the layout! Sitting here checking blogs while we watch the game go into extra innings.
Thanks! Yes, that was an exciting World Series, that's for sure!
Thank you, Summer!
So pretty! I love the bright colors of fall foliage. You are right it is just as vibrant as blooms. Happy Fall Beth!
Happy Fall, Karin! We've had more sun lately, so the backlit foliage seems like it's on fire. So far, November is even more vibrant than October, which is unusual for us. Loving the blaze of color and the warm autumn!
Sumptuous fall color. Lucky you.
It was late coming this year, but autumn is very vibrant right now. Sunny and warm, too. :)
Don't we love it . . .How could anyone not . . .Flower and foliage beauty . . . INDEED!
Yes, we love it! :) What a stunning autumn--a little delayed but fabulous!
One of my favourite times of year (I tend to say that a lot) :)
I enjoy it, too--especially this year. It's so warm and comfortable. :)
Yes, you are correct! Beautiful photos, Beth, I'm just back from British Columbia and some time in Oregon--autumn colors rival spring!
Thanks, Tina. I agree: The colors of autumn are as beautiful as those of springtime--especially when the sun is bright.
I love autumn with her beautiful fall colours and your wonderful blooming fuchsia.
Usually, I would have brought in the Fuchsias by now, but we haven't had frost and it's not in the forecast. The Fuchsias like the coolish weather. So, it's great to still have blooms and bright foliage.
Autumn dresses herself in my favorite colors, so I don't mourn the passing of the blossoms too much.
Yes, I guess I agree with you, Ricki. The dried seedheads and grasses are so beautiful this time of year, too.
All the better against that blue sky. Stunning colours!
October was a little gray, but November is making up for it! And it's quite warm here in the middle of the U.S. this autumn--very pleasant. :)
Fall...my very favorite time of year! And your photos capture it beautifully!
Thank you, Diane. Fall is a beautiful season--not my favorite, but it's beautiful.
It sure is Beth. Lovely images.
Thanks, Donna. I'd say November is even more colorful than October was this year--unusual, but wonderful.
WE still have a few trees hanging on to their beautiful leaves, but the cold winds of change have already arrived here!
For some reason, the Midwest has been blessed with a very mild autumn this year. Still no frost here, and temperatures will be near 70 for the next few days. Hoping to take a pleasant hike tomorrow!
Just lovely.. would make a great card..Amanda xx
Thanks, Amanda! You are kind.
Beautiful. I envy you all those oak trees.
Thanks, Jason. There are definitely pros and cons about those trees! A good portion of our time in the fall is spent raking the leaves into the woods. ;-) But they do bring birds and wildlife, and they keep the house shaded in the summer.
Wisconsin was amazing at showing off this Autumn. Beautiful!!We had 70 degrees today!!
Thanks! Yes, indeed! We had an amazingly warm day, too. I had the windows open for the afternoon--in November! I can't believe it!
I just love autumn foliage! After living down south with way too many pine trees, I am in awe up here now with all the hardwoods and their colors!
Yes, autumn is gorgeous in the north. I love the fact that we have four distinct seasons. Given a choice, I'd lop off February every year, but otherwise the seasons are awesome!
Thank you, Heather!
I love this collage, Beth! I wish autumn lasted a little longer than it does. We've been so busy here we haven't had a chance to do any fall walks; I'm really missing the smell of leaves in the woods.
Thanks, Karen. I didn't hike enough this fall, either. The few outings were very pleasant, though. I hope to get out on Tuesday or Wednesday during this week's mild weather.
Looks like you had some great color this year. We have been mixed in Upstate SC...good color from dogwoods, hickory, sourwood, and some maples, but many others we count on such as sweetgum are very drab. Looking for an end to the drought, as we've had little rain since May.
Our color wasn't as bright as "normal" because of excess rain and mild temperatures (not enough cold nights, believe it or not). But autumn is always beautiful, and this year it was comfortable, too. I hope the drought is on its way out for you. I'm doing rain dances for SC and TN. :)
Beautiful! The autumn color show has been late this year. My maple that is the star of our yard is still changing color, and usually it's lost all its leaves by now. And my Zowie zinnias are still blooming!
Thanks, Rose. Yes it was late, indeed. And it wasn't as bright as other years. Even after all the rain, at the end of November we still have trees with some foliage. The Zinnias are done now, though. :(
I love your collage. Gorgeous autumn colour.
Thanks, Chloris. It was a lovely autumn here. We were blessed with beauty and mild weather.
Thanks, Peter. Autumn is a beautiful season. :)
You are so diligent and patient to collect seed. I broadcast the annual seed right then and there. I used to collect it to save, then the garden got too full in bloom, so now it is survival of the fittest. LOL. Nice photos, Beth. I love that first one.
Thanks, Donna. I think this comment goes with the next post. LOL. I think you posted twice and I deleted the other comment. But thanks for stopping by. The seed post is a collection of seeds from a pollinator garden I work on, some annuals/perennials that aren't hardy here (their seeds wouldn't survive the winter), and some hardy natives that I did scatter in the garden (I gathered some for photographic purposes, but most were scattered on the garden). I'm amazed at all the forms, colors, and techniques of the various seeds. :)
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