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dogwoods above patio

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came.
The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples,
And leaves of every name.

view from back yard

The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

view from front porch

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses maple
In scarlet looked their best.

view from front yard

All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

dogwood leaves dogwood and spicebush in front of gazebo burning bush behind house
The leaves are changing early this year.

Views from my yard yesterday and today, poem is “October’s Party” by George Cooper.

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maple leafAfter heavy rains and storms for the past two days, I caught a rainbow over the mountains just before it disappeared this afternoon. The fall leaves are pretty this year, but after a hot and extremely dry summer, they are nowhere near as bright and colorful as in past years. After the heavy winds of the last few days, a lot of the leaves are now on the ground. Click on any of the photos to view larger.

rainbow over fall color
Fall Rainbow

colorful leaves
Colorful leaves on the ground after a windy day.

view behind house
Sourwood, dogwood and birch trees behind the house.

dogwood leaves trail through the woods fall color from front yard
Dogwood, trail in the woods, view from front yard.

dogwood leaves in the rain
Dogwood leaves during a downpour.

pawpaw, spicebush and maple leaves from front yard more dogwood leaves
Pawpaw, spicebush and maple; front yard view, more dogwood leaves.

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We have more Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) trees here than any other kind, and it seems as if there’s always something falling from them, year round. Leaves, seed pods by the thousands, twigs and branches, flower petals — and today, I found this entire flower in the secret garden. Pretty, but the flowers are so high in the trees they are not really noticeable.

tulip poplar flower
American Tulip Poplar

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snowy woods in December

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