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Monday was Columbus Day here in the US. It was a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day – a chilly start followed by a lovely mild afternoon. My husband had the day off, and after a weekend that included apple picking, he offered to take the kids for the morning so that I could have a little bit of child free time. I headed to my local Starbucks (they do the best tea, by far!), took my notebook and my iPad and settled down for a lovely morning of tea and blogging! While there I bumped into friends, chatted to the regulars and enjoyed a moment to myself.
I decided to walk home, the sky was a beautiful deep blue. The trees were looking fabulous.
The leaves are starting to fall.
Soon, the colours will be gone.
Replaced by stark branches, ready for winter.
But, for the moment the colours are bright and beautiful; from pretty pink to flaming orange to vibrant red.
Well, the ‘landscaper’ (which I put in inverted commas as I’m not convinced they know anything about landscaping as such…) organised by my neighbour to tidy our shared garden has been and pruned everything back for the winter. It’s all looking very tidy. I’m hoping that we can manage to do it all ourselves next year…
At the weekend I bought loads of bulbs – Daffodils, Tulips and Muscari – to plant around the trees, at the edges of the larger shrubs and down the side of our house. Our garden lacked colour last year, and I’m looking forward to a lovely bright spring.
The last two photos above were taken in my garden, the oak trees still have most of their leaves, but give it another few weeks and our garden will be a sea of leaves – great for the kids to jump in, not so much fun for the grown ups to rake up!
I am linking up with the wonderful Mammasaurus again for her ‘How does your garden grow?’ linky. Click on the badge and be inspired.