Tuesday, October 31, 2006

LifeCenter Plus -- the Garden

Beautiful sunshine yesterday morning at LifeCenter.
Here's some of their beautiful garden foliage
sparkling in the sunshine!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Same day, Afternoon sun

This photo was taken on 10/26 Thursday -- same day as the previous photo -- but what a difference some sun and blue sky makes. You can see the grass never got brown this summer of fall.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Peaceful Ohio Backyard in Autumn

It's late to have this many leaves still on the trees. And many are still green. Here's a few photos from the deck in the backyard. The frost on the ground kept me from venturing onto the lawn.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Burst of Sunlight in the Backyard

The sun came out for a few minutes before the dark clouds covered it again. Hey, I'll take whatever sunshine I can get!! It's those little things that make the difference!

Almost "MAG" at Mogadore Reservoir

When I was a kid we used to take long Sunday drives through the countryside throughout Northeast Ohio during the change of the autumn leaves. We would ooh and aah like they were fireworks. My mom had the most enthusasium and would exclaim "Magnificient" so often that we ended up shortening the word to simply "MAG" when there was an especially beautiful tree.

Yesterday when I was driving from Hartville to Hudson after a meeting, I stopped at Mogadore Reservoir to capture some of the fall beauty.

I think it's the combination of yellow, green and firey red that I like best. I love the red trees, but they really look great against the yellow and green.

This morning the rain is pounding down and I'm sure a lot of the leaves are going to fall. I was hoping it would hold off a few more days because we still have a lot of green trees around here, but I was just happy to capture some of it yesterday with the camera.

Watching the leaves change and experiencing the range of colors is one of the best things about living in Northeast Ohio.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Just a Few Flowers Left

Beautiful crisp fall weather! Don't you just love early fall?! As you can see the leaves haven't changed yet. This photo was taken on Sunday morning 10/8/06 about 8 am.

My "lemon drops" hug the ground now. They're really thick and will look GREAT next June:

Only the eyes of the Black Eyed Susans remain:

Can't believe the Climatus is blooming... and check out those buds right behind the flower!

A couple of flowers from the hanging basket:

Sunday, October 08, 2006

4 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Porch

The one on the far right is the "renegade" pumpkin.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Pumpkin Patch on a Friday

Yesterday was the perfect fall Friday. My sister and I went to the country and picked out some pumpkins... including a renegade runaway pumpkin with gravel in his skin.

Somehow I managed to come home without a pack of cornstalks in my car's trunk, but we got the pumpkins! We got a beautiful mum for the front steps that is just gorgeous.