glorious sunshine

After almost two weeks of rain and clouds, the sun has finally made an appearance.

back yard carpet of oak leaves

Leaves blanket everything.

autumn bird bath

The big oak behind the house is beautiful.

Southern oak behind our house

This ginkgo tree was a Mother’s Day gift 10 or 12 years ago.


In the woods, the elm leaves are bright yellow with spots of chocolate brown.


The red and orange sassafras leaves have already fallen. Only a few yellow ones remain.


The grasses will stay pretty all winter.

the grasses will be beautiful all winter

Even though we are in the waning days of autumn, a few flowers bloom here and there, around the yard.


Even the rhododendrons have put out some blossoms. I’ve never seen this bush bloom in the fall before.

the rhodie is blooming

And a few irises are reblooming. The purple iris from the family farm are always some of the earliest irises to bloom in the spring and we usually get a stalk or two in the fall.

old purple iris

The miniature iris ‘Baby Blessed’ is a great rebloomer. With enough moisture, it will rebloom several times during the season.

'Baby Blessed'

Some of the most beautiful days of the year occur in autumn. But autumn will wane quickly. Get out there and enjoy it while you can.

waning days of the garden


One Comment

  1. Posted November 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Now these are true FALL pictures with Winter fast at it’s heels. I love it! Leaves everywhere…plants going into their winter doldrums…perfect! The birdbath filled with Autumn leaves…THANK YOU SO MUCH! What a treat! I enjoyed every single minute of my visit, Rhonda!
    🙂 Mona

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