Summer has transitioned into fall and the scenery seems to be changing a little each day. These are some of the scenes we have observed over the past few weeks.
I think autumn is my favorite time to decorate. We did a bit of this at the farm. The cut sunflowers didn’t last long though. The weather was still warm and they began wilting the next day.
The pumpkins and corn stalks will last throughout the season – assuming that a hungry or curious deer doesn’t decide to take a bite.
The outdoors really doesn’t need much help with decorating though. Nature does a fine job. Maple trees seem to show their fall color early.
From pale yellow to bright red, they make an gorgeous display.
The red leaves on this oak tree had me baffled. It wasn’t until I got close that I realized that the red leaves were not oak, but a Virginia Creeper vine that was climbing on the tree.
Despite our early frost there are still wild flowers in bloom.
Some of our hardy annuals are still providing color as well.
Even a few hibiscus buds have continued to open.
The leaves are beginning to coat the ground
and drift on the water.
Under an oak tree is no longer the best place to picnic – unless you don a hard hat to protect yourself from the falling acorns. Upon seeing and hearing the nuts fall I mentioned to my husband that I suspected there was a squirrel in the tree throwing the nuts down at us. He laughed and assured me that these nuts were just falling naturally as nuts do this time of year.
Interestingly there are no hickory nuts this year. Last year we had many hickory nuts and fewer acorns.
The frost turned the forsythia leaves a dark purple color.
Yet the lilac leaves remain green.
The deer are still comfortable grazing in the field.
They tend to disappear mid November once firearm season begins.
Thanks for visiting.
Do you enjoy decorating for the different seasons or holidays?