LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's FALL-ing



Each year, there are specific telltale signs letting us know fall 
is just around the corner.  First, our Asian pear tree begins to
yield its sweet, succulent fruit.


And the woodland creatures don their autumnal apparel.


The goldenrod shoots forth like luminous extensions
 of the sun's rays.


The dogwoods begin to blush with a variety of fall colors...


before exploding into the deep autumn shades
 of orange and red.


The saplings—which had blended into the forest, only a few short weeks
before—demonstrate a brilliant display...
beneath the pines.


And the crape myrtles are nearly set aflame.


The pines—daring not to be left out—show that they, too, can join the season's
parade of color.


Truly, with the deep green pines as the backdrop, the fall colors appear
even more splendid.


From my kitchen window, I observe the maple—by the pumphouse—turn from
radiant gold, with hints of orange...


into a dazzling fiery display.


And, of course, every season serves to make the delightful little well-house
appear even more charming.


Alas, all good things must come to an end.


And the breathtaking autumn beauty—that for a few brief weeks,
richly decorated the trees— 


...has now heavily blanketed everything in sight!


No doubt, I'll be working off my Thanksgiving feast
with this.   ; ) 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo essay. Right now, I am seriously envious of you. I have frozen crispy snow on the ground outside with more coming during the next two days.

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  2. Simply charming blog. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joyce M

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  3. So beautiful...every picture! You well house is so cute! Happy Thanksgiving.(-:

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  4. Beautufil pictures!!

    Happy Thanksgiving and blessings

    barbara jean

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  5. What a lovely post!
    Not only is every image delightful, but also the words that you have presented each one of them with are beautiful.
    Have a wonderful day, and happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Beautiful post...your pictures are just stunning!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Beautiful!

    Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. You live in an area where nature has been most kind. ll very pretty fall colors. I wish I had one of your pears.

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  9. Calling by from Italy as I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday and doing some blog hopping. The last blog I hopped to was snow photos so I am grateful to be back to your beautiful fall photos, although snow is beautiful in the right place I prefer autumn colours.

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