autumn is waning

I was able to get out in the yard for a while this afternoon. Really enjoyed the autumn sunshine and the beautiful foliage colors. The leaves are turning quickly this week.


The bright yellow gold of the hickory tree was beautiful against the blue sky.


DH raked enough leaves to pad the wagon and we took the twins for a ride through the tiny woods and around the yard.

raking a few leaves

wagon ride

The crepe myrtles are so pretty this time of year. These shrubs and small trees are worth the garden space. They bloom late in the summer season for a long period of time and add wonderful autumn color.

crepe myrtle

A few autumn violets poked their faces above the rough end-of-summer plants under the apple trees.

autumn violet

The violets weren’t the only spring and early summer flowers blooming. The hydrangeas had a few stragglers, too.


The girls had fun. They climbed the mulberry tree…

climbing the mulberry

and tried to catch butterflies on the asters.

walking the yard

When they got tired of riding in the wagon, they got out and walked for a while.

walking the yard

The Southern Oak behind the house has turned a bright gold this week.

Southern Oak

The dogwood near the fenced garden is a particularly gorgeous red.


The beauty of God’s creation is always amazing, even in the waning season of autumn. And now, added to that blessing of beauty in the garden, we have the blessing of our son and his family living nearby. There is always something to be grateful for!

swingin' with Pa



  1. Joyce
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful Leaves !!! I love the violets – that aren’t in a pot! LOL! – you can tell I live in the desert!

  2. Carolyn
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    This is a beautiful applause to fall! The pictures and discoveries in the yard are priceless! Especially the girls and Russell!

  3. Mary
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos – and so happy for you to have those girls close by 🙂

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