Won't Last Long

11.13.2010

Our local weatherman says that this weekend is our peak fall color. It has really gotten very pretty around here and it won't last much longer. I went out in the yard to capture some of the color before it is just a memory.








This is the big hack or sugar berry tree at the end of our house. This is just like the one in front of the pond. Usually these just lose their leaves very early. This is the first time in fifteen years that the leaves stayed on and changed color.


Crepe myrtles are changing.


This red bush is in my neighbor's yard. It is all by itself in a sea of green.


Our maples in the front yard have more color this year than they have had in several years.




Love the reflections in the pond.








Joining Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Enjoy your weekend!

KIM

53 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I have said it before and will say it again, fall is my absolute favorite season. We have no color here due to everything burning up from no rain. Our maples, bradford pears, crepe myrtles all just turned brown and crispy and the leaves dropped off. Thanks for sharing your color. Teresa

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  2. Kim I was out yesterday for a drive and realized how beautiful the leaves are right now!!

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  3. So pretty. All of your pictures are stunning and all the fabulous color is gorgeous. Living in the desert, we don't get any of this. I really miss it. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Kim, it is so interesting to me to see the colors change in the south, too. I guess we don't have the monopoly on autumn leaves up here in New England. The red tree in your neighbor's yard is stunning! I hope you have a nice view of it from your house! Linda

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  5. beautiful pics...love the tree reflection in the pond pic...just beautiful have a great weekend

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  6. These snaps are just so beautiful, Kim!
    Have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  7. Your photos are beautiful! Fall is the prettiest time of year. The trees really put on quite a show!


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  8. Beautiful Kim! Our leaf season is over...just a few rusty brown oak leaves hanging on the trees. But it was about 70 today and beautifully sunny.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Gorgeous pictures, Kim! I didn't get pictures in time:(

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  10. Gorgeous pictures, Kim! I didn't get pictures in time:(

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  11. Gorgeous photos, Kim! Enjoy this fabulous weekend! I just went for a walk at a park nearby and it was glorious! Hugs! ♥

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  12. What glorious colour!
    We're in the dripping rain up here, anxious for every scrap of blue sky that breaks through.

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  13. Gorgeous color, Kim. I wish TX experienced more changes of color among the trees here. It's so beautiful! Love the shots you captured. ~ Sarah

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  14. Oh the beauty nature brings to us this time of the year. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jan @ Mavrik Lane

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  15. Beautiful, Kim. Most of my birch trees leaves are down. Yesterday was our last warm day and the front pushed through, so we are back to seasonal temps. 40's50's in the day and 30's at night. Brrrrrr

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! The color is so vibrant. We didn't have alot of color this year. It's a pleasure to view your pictures.

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  17. Beautiful photos... not much color change here in the desert southwest. Our yard has pine trees and oleanders (evergreens). The bur oak is kinda yellow but the red oak is still as green as it was in spring/summer. It will change soon, I hope, to its brilliant red/orange.

    I, too, love the reflections in the pond pic.

    Karen

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  18. That is so lovely Kim. I miss NC but come January it won't be so hard...lol.....

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  19. The weather here is basically Indian Summer! It is mild and still very pretty, even though the leaves are coming down at a very fast pace! However, it could go away in an instant. Your pic of the pond and the reflection of the trees is very pretty!
    ~ Sue

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  20. Thanks for sharing the pretty Fall color in your area. I should have taken pictures the last couple of days, as today was cold and wet. :( I chose to stay inside instead.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  21. Kim, I just love the photo of the trees reflecting in the pond. Just beautiful! We are in spring here in Australia at the moment.
    Suzyq

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  22. Kim, your pictures are just beautiful!! The trees are beautiful here in Charlotte too!

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  23. Beautiful photos, Kim. You are a full month behind us in color changes. Lucky girl! Our trees have been stripped bare for a few weeks now...and winter will soon be upon us! UGH! That red bush in your neighbor's yard is lovely nestled amongst all that green. I really love your little pond and the reflections in it...even though I know it is a lot of work for you- Hugs- Diana

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  24. Beautiful pictures, Kim! We have one lone tree in our front yard but it is gorgeous at the moment!
    I miss having mature trees around me! And your pond...So Pretty!
    Thanks for sharing your Fall!

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  25. I love that red bush with all the green behind it. I told my husband today that our trees finally got pretty...but our day didn't. It dropped 30 degrees and was gray and rainy. I guess the warmth couldn't last forever!

    Your pictures are gorgeous...nothing quite like the colors of fall.

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  26. The colours are amazing!

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  27. Such pretty colors. All of the color where I live is all gone. All the leaves are falling off and making a pretty carpet now. Thanks for sharing all the loveliness.

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  28. I sure miss the fall. I live in Orlando now, but lived in Minnesota. We have a pretty pathetic fall down here!

    Carol

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  29. Beautiful trees! We live in Cleveland, OH and most of our leaves have fallen already. Enjoy them while they last!

    Karen

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  30. Your leaves are breathtakingly beautiful! I think they are all the more beautiful because we know they won't last long. Carpe diem!

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  31. So beautiful! I love the shot of your neighbor's yard with the solo red tree in the sea of green.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The tablescaper

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  32. Beautiful colors!! We have very few pretty colors around here right now. Most everything is brown or bare. Thanks for sharing the beauty all around you. Check out my last post when you get a chance. We just painted some samples in our kitchen. :) I'd love to know what you think.

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  33. Beautiful colors!! We have very few pretty colors around here right now. Most everything is brown or bare. Thanks for sharing the beauty all around you. Check out my last post when you get a chance. We just painted some samples in our kitchen. :) I'd love to know what you think.

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  34. Sigh! We miss the changing of seasons. Our Myrtles just drop their leaves. No changing at all.

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  35. Soooooo gorgeous! I just love the second one from the bottom with the sun flare! I love when the trees change. We just don't get it much around here. I have noticed some starting, but it just isn't as pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovelies!

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  36. Beautiful and great photography!
    We're all done up north here...this was a special year though wasn't it!

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  37. Beautiful pictures! I noticed how beautiful the leaves were here too in the last couple of days. But you are right, it doesnt last long enough!

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  38. Your photos are so lovely (as is your whole blog!). I found you through Brenda's blog. I noticed that you live in Buford. We are from GA and lived about a mile from Mall of GA until a few months ago! Small world. :)

    Kelly

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  39. Beautiful photos, Kim! Your maples are gorgeous!

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  40. Beautiful colors!! Our peak color up here in Virginia was weeks ago, but we have the odd variety of tree here and there that is still drop-dead gorgeous. It may stick around for you longer than you realize. Driving around, usually doing mundane errands and such, is a wonderful experience with the beautiful scenery to see along the way.
    Connie

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  41. The trees are beautiful. Our trees haven't turned very much. There are a few here and there but not like yours.

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  42. Beautiful images Kim! We still have some color going. The ornamental pear trees really popped in our area last week.

    To tell you the truth, J and I felt snow in the air yesterday. Didn't see it but the feel was exactly right.

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  43. Wow, I sit here in my flannel nightgown, sipping a cup of hot coffee and feeling like I was on a tour of New England! Thanks for this lovely post this morning. I've been missing autumn color here in the desert!

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  44. Beautiful photos Kim! Lovin' the pond shot-enjoy:@)

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  45. Thank you for sharing your seasonal spirit with Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  46. Hi Kim!

    Your photos are stunning! The colors are just so vibrant! Those were the colors we saw about a month ago here in Michigan. now most of the trees are barely hanging onto a few leaves. Time is going by much too quick!

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  47. I paid a lot of money for one of those Fall Color Tours last year & both The Man & I loved it. But, who knew, we could have visited you instead! It's all just beautiful & you are some kind of good photographer.
    CAS

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  48. Beautiful colors Kim, we didn't get much variation this year due to weather, so I appreciate seeing this:)

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  49. Beautiful pictures, especially the reflection in the pond! Thank you for sharing your color with us since ours is already gone and has been replaced with drabness already.
    Cindy

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  50. Kim,
    The colors are glorious! Beautiful pictures.

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  51. Those are all pretty pictures. We have had such a colorful fall here and with this rain, the best days have most likely passed.

    -Rene

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