The Last Hurrah

Fall color 1

The Autumn Show is all but over now…

Fall Foliage 2

But what a year it has been!

back field foliage

Nearly a month of cool days, and chilly (but not freezing) nights gave us brilliant jewel-toned leaves.

fall foliage 3

Now, the nights are cold. The wind is raw.

fall foliage 4

Most (but not all) of the leaves are down, and the bare branches claw at the sky once more…

Down the drive

One season ends. The next begins.

fall foliage 5

 

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42 thoughts on “The Last Hurrah

  1. Oh how very, very pretty! Since my garden boasts just one small cut-leaf maple [admittedly turning bright crimson in the autumns] I surely miss this picture well remembered from my childhood days!

    • I grew up in the Southwestern US, and only saw displays like this in the movies or on tv – Oklahoma is not known for its Big Trees, after all! Not that there was NO color – the pecan trees and elms at my mom’s turn a lovely clear yellow – but it didn’t stretch for miles like it does here..
      Glad you liked it šŸ™‚

  2. The pecan tree by the driveway is solid yellow. Lots of leaves are down due to wind. Our first hard freeze is due in here Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s amazing how much more color you have now than when I was there.

  3. Colors are so beautiful!!! that’s why I love autumn so much, it’s like nature’s kissing us goodnight before winter, to wake up anew in spring. Circle of life šŸ™‚

  4. Really beautiful shots, Marie. Nothing like a sunny day in Fall. Well, a sunny day in Fall within earshot of children laughing. šŸ™‚ On my trip to Michigan, along the Indiana shore, there were plenty of bronzes. I’ve never seen anything like it. Every now and again, there would be a lone maple or ash in reds to yellows. Those bronzes, though, were just incredible! They were either brown or gone when I returned. Around here, what few leaves were left on the trees were blown off yesterday. That storm front was something else.

    • The foliage has been amazing this year – even the oaks, which stay green longer than anything else, have (had?) a lovely golden-brown tinge. The branches are mostly bare now, and we’re into the mini-season of the Down-Leaf Time.

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