I love Autumn in Virginia -- I think it's our must beautiful season. That's why my wanting to hang on to Summer so long this year was very unusual for me.
When the leaves first start to change we mostly see the yellows come out.
Then the reds and oranges will begin to appear.
I love the colors when some trees are still green. The mixture is truly beautiful.
The leaves on the Dogwood tree in our front yard can't seem to decide what color to be --- so it decided to try them all!
Look at the dark red of this maple tree in our neighborhood. Isn't it breathtaking?
We've had so much rain and some trees have already lost most of their leaves -- this one looks like red lace. And then others still are full of green leaves.
I love the blaze orange the best! These trees look like they're on fire.
When the rain stopped I was able to make a few Fall changes. I put out my little black cat flag for Halloween.
I planted some pansies. These were still drooping from the rain.
These are called "Jet Black" -- actually they're really really dark purple -- but they do look black!
Fall mums and kale plants for the porch.
I planted the kale in my urns on the porch - so I put out my jack-o-lantern buckets in their place -- I'll try to get a picture of these at night "glowing". The kale will last a long time on my porch -- sometimes, if our hard freezes don't come early - they'll look good into January -- and if our winter is particularly mild, I've had them last all winter long. (those are the kind of winter's I like!)
My porch pumpkins -- I've had these for a long time -- since my kids were little -- once Halloween is over, I just turn the jack-o-lantern around and leave them out until after Thanksgiving.
A close up of my pumpkins and kale. I'm hoping to be back later with more fall pictures and decorating. How are things looking in your neighborhood?
3/29 Outdoor Wednesday # 429
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