In the Garden

A Symphony of Color

As we begin our yearly drive north, to celebrate Thanksgiving in New England, the palm trees begin to fade away, and evergreens start to dominate the landscape, along the highway.  The first changes actually comes in northern Florida, where an occasional Maple or Oak, has become nestled along road – the bright yellows and gold draw me in, as I begin to anticipate what is yet to come.  

I know the leaves begin to change in Maine, by late August, and in Massachusetts, by September and October the color has exploded and will be expired by the time we arrive in November; but I do not fret.  The south and mid-Atlantic will wait for me.  The colors intensify, as we drive north.

It is almost impossible to describe the symphony of vibrant color which autumn produces in cooler climates.  As the inevitable signs of winter begin to appear, there seems to be a last minute rush of beauty which springs forward, from a landscape, preparing to all but hibernate in the coming months.   Maples, Elms, Birch, Oaks, Ash, Sumac, and countless others, burst forward, allowing us to say goodbye to summer gracefully, as we bask in the glory of autumn and at least for some of us, anticipate spring.  


A Shedding Ginkgo

Ornamental Kale 

Mums, one of the Ever Faithful Fall Flowers Which can Stand up to Chilly Nights

A Marvel of Majesty


Maples can Always be Counted on for Color

Pansy’s Offer Bright Beautiful Color in the Fall Garden, Often Lasting Past the First Feeze  

 Miss Merry enjoying a run over the mountains and through the woods, on her way to Grandma’s

Can You see the Buds, Promising Spring?

 ATreat for the Birds


Holly Berries! 

 A Golden Delight

Even the Naked Branches Offer us Beauty

 Color and Light lead to Delight


Autumn Purple Ash

The Evergreens, ah How Much we Need Thee

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4 Responses to In the Garden

  1. Kate on November 19, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Great pictures Jill!

  2. Sue on December 3, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Makes me miss home 🙁 but still nice to see.

  3. Shahnaz on January 15, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Enjoyed reading your wonderful writing Jill.

  4. Jill on January 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you Shahnaz, you are always so kind.

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