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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Blaze of Glory

October is show time for the Full Moon Maple in our front yard. It takes its time. Color change is subtle at first. Then, suddenly, it bursts forth in a blaze of glory!



Reflected light fills the house, in the family room -
 In the master bedroom window upstairs,
 and in the upstairs home office. 
In October the entry garden glows. 
 Elsewhere color is creeping in too, like the Stewartia down the path
 The hostas and hydrangeas
 The Korean dogwood and the Japanese maple in the back yard, in the shade, are slower, spreading out the show. 
 And it's always nice to borrow a splash of color from the neighbor too.
What a glorious time of the year!

17 comments:

  1. Those are definitely blazes of glory. Ours are now mostly yucky brownish-rust.

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  2. You've got lots of great color. Enjoy it while you can.

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  3. I absolutely love the colors this time of year, particularly the maple trees.

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  4. gorgeous! I always wanted a Japanese maple, but it's not cold enough for it's brilliant fall colors here. :(

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  5. Gorgeous, a glorious time of year indeed.

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  6. You are surrounded by such beauty! Love your header picture, too! XO

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  7. Very pretty. We had some lovely looking maple trees this fall. Unfortunately most of the leaves are down now.

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  8. Fabulous! I simply love that Full Moon Maple tree. :-)

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  9. how fun, our cactii don't change at all...lol!

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  10. That Full Moon Maple is stunning. I am thinking of planting a red maple next year. I don't have much of a lot for planting a lot of color, but I'm thinking of a plan. I will see if this variety of maple grows in my area. When we lived in Pueblo, just forty miles south, we couldn't grow maple trees. In Colorado Springs, they flourish. I wish I could take out the locust tree in the front yard and put in a different tree, but the expense would be great, and I might not live long enough to see a new tree mature. ;). I do love fall. Also, I love how you were able to capture the reflected light inside the house. I tried to pick up this effect in my house the other day, but I could not capture it on my iPhone camera.

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  11. You are very fortunate to have such beautiful views from every window of your house.

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  12. Wow, what beautiful colors and how nice they come indoors also.

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  13. The fall colors are beautiful. I love the pink glow the maple gives inside the house. Here, we still have no pretty colored leaves. I'm beginning to wonder if all the leaves are simply going to turn brown and fall.

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  14. There are such beautiful parts of this time of year. Today's weather wasn't particularly one of them. Great fall colors in your garden!

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  15. It is definitely a gorgeous time of year. I loved the earlier photo of the maple leaves on the ground.

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  16. You did such a good job of choosing what to plant to have so much color. I love the pictures you share of your yard.

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