One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Fall Colors












Comments on: "Fall Colors" (6)

  1. Beautiful stuff. We haven’t had much color down South. But we are colorful, nonetheless!

  2. Yeah, what we lack in colorful foliage we make up for with colorful characters.

    You have such a talented eye for the beauty of nature, Greg. These pictures are so pretty. Were you really that close to the bird, or did you use the telephoto feature?

    Heh heh. You Rebs crack me up. ; )

    That bird, Jav’, was right about at my feet. This was at Beech Forest, just outside of Provincetown one afternoon a week or so ago. The chickadees who live right along the trail and boardwalk through the woods are _rather_ brazen and will land in branches up close at eye level for a better look at you. The trick is to have the sport setting on, because they have trouble staying in one place for more than a few seconds. They’re great fun.

  3. Those are gorgeous shots. Our colors peak the third week of October, and every year it takes one good rainfall to bring them all down. From here until April, we will have gray skies to match the gray trees.

    We’ve had some wind and rain recently, Birdie (on Cape Cod, what a shock, yes, I know…) and much of our color now lays about on the ground, blowing around on wind off the the ocean…so I understand about the gray branches and gray skies. Although, I must confess, we’ve still not got a hard frost and so the gardens continue blooming, albeit a little bedraggle-ly (if this can be said to be a word!).

  4. So lurvely. It has been a gloomy couple of weeks up here. The trees are nearly bare. One more blustery day ought to do it.

  5. We Rebs? Do any humourless Yankees, er, Federal Troops comment on your blog?

    Nice color. Some of ours is yet to come, about the time you are displaying snow.

    I came here by way of Blotanical, always looking for interesting blogs.

    Oh, Jean, I hope you don’t find offense in my impolitic moniker. I have great affection for my southern friends and the glorious Southland, although I’ve rarely had the good fortune to properly explore. There’s no lack of humorless Yanks in these parts, to be sure, though fortunately few of them seem to trifle with my blog! It’ll be your sweet revenge on me for this to have lovely color when we have monochromatic winter here! I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you’ll do so again!

  6. Salina Inzaghi said:

    ahhh…fall….my fav season

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