Saturday, October 6, 2018

Foliage Report

It's a fun weekend as I am preparing for Laurel's birthday. (Laurel is my daughter.) I was up early and off to do my errands. On the advice of Pam (Playing With My Camera), who on Instagram reminds us to get out and enjoy the scenery, I remembered to grab the camera on the way out the door.

I am told that we are in peak week; I am not buying it. There are glimpses of color hither and yon, but we have much more to come. I soon discovered that I would not be able to pull the car over every few seconds to capture the sights. So, on the way back from "the city, " I decided to pull into the cemetery and check on my secret stash of bittersweet. Here are a few of the photos I took standing along the fence looking down into the ravine and around the cemetery. 

~one drives between and beneath those trees to enter~


~My feet got wet...the things I do for this blog~


~Ravine View~


 ~Crimson is my favorite~








~lots of green~


~pops of color in between~








~ketchup mustard relish tree...
I should come up with something more romantic~


~too green bittersweet~ 


~Home Again~

I am glad that we have more color to look forward to. Perhaps peak is a few more days, even a week, away. How goes it in your corner?

Thanks for visiting!









31 comments:

  1. Loving the photos you took Vee - New England states, like most areas in the east, seem behind in Fall color this year.
    What do you use the Bittersweet for? Just in a vase, or do you perhaps construct a wreath?
    That's such a pretty colored mum - reminding me of just how lovely pink and yellow are together.

    Happy birthday to your Laurel - this is also a busy birthday month for our family, including moi. I almost don't want to celebrate mine as I'm far too old now, sigh!

    Happy weekend Vee.

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  2. No color here at all. We usually don't get colored foliage until November. Yours is gorgeous. I love the red also.

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  3. We had a very hot, dry summer and I'm afraid the foliage won't be good this year. Today, however, it's raining like crazy.

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  4. Hi Vee~

    What beautiful photos and descriptions...I loved them! Your colors are so amazing, I've always wanted to go back east to see the colors! My husband was working in Tennessee years ago and I was able to go to the, Smokey Mountains in October...breathtaking for sure!!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  5. The eastern part of the continent has such brilliant colour - far more than we do in the west. I always enjoy seeing photos of fall colour, and how beautiful the trees are turning in your photos. Colour is just beginning here, too.
    Happy Birthday to Laurel!

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  6. Your color is looking beautiful! We have not had any color yet here. They are saying it is about 2 weeks late. Even at 6000 feet above sea level at the top of the mountains, color is "spotty". Today it was 87 degrees....

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  7. Beautiful. The colors are beginning to show here....you have been in my thoughts and prayers, Vee. Smiles.😊

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  8. I so enjoyed these glimpses of the color in your area, Vee. I would agree that crimson is stunning. Not much color here as summer didn't seem to get the message that it is over for the year. Almost 90 yesterday. Ugh!

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  9. Happy birthday to Laurel!!!

    Our color is not at peak here yet ... maybe next week. I hope so, as we have dear friends from Nevada who have never been here in the fall and will be in NH and coastal Maine, Monday through Thursday. I'm praying the colors will be just beautiful for their visit.

    Crimson is my very favorite as well. I haven't checked "my" bittersweet yet, but expect it is much the same as yours.

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  10. Happy Birthday to your daughter. : )
    You have more color than we do. Most of our leaves are brown and just falling off.
    The crimson is my favorite too.

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  11. Your photos are lovely, Vee! You are way ahead of us--green, brown, humid, and warm around these parts. The reds are my favorite as well and you captured loveliness on a gorgeous day. Love the blue skies! Happy Birthday to your daughter! ♥

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  12. My dear Vee, your photos are simply gorgeous! Love the photo of the grass...thank you for getting your foot wet :)

    Wishing you a blessed Sunday! And Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. Hugs!

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  13. One of the lovely things about reading blogs is that I get to see such gorgeous autumn color before, during, and after I have it in my corner! Here, it is mostly green still, although I did notice a handful of orange leaves on a Bradford pear tree in my front yard today. It's coming . . .

    Thanks for sharing your loveliness! And happy birthday to Laurel!

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  14. A beautiful report! I agree that there is more colour to come - over here too! Such a pretty time of year.

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  15. The colors in your area are stunning. What a treat for this Floridian! Thanks for stopping at the cemetery to take pictures for us!

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  16. Beautiful photos! You have some lovely color...beginning...but I agree, you have a long way to go. We have nothing bu tired, dust, greenish gray foliage on most trees. I cannot even walk outside without get bombarded with tiny little mosquitoes....all of the rain brought about by Hurricane Florence unleashed a whole new bunch of them....it's terrible! And I have never seen bittersweet in that form. I have only seen it after it has shed it's leaves and the berry clusters are shriveled and popped open with their lovely oranges and reds showing. Gee, I wish I had a secret stash...they are very few and far between around here. Happy new week to you!

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  17. Happy Birthday to Laurel! I'm glad Pam told you to carry your camera. You might not think the color is spectacular, but I do. All I get now is green green green and then brown. I really do miss the fall colors (and the fall cool). I admit, I giggled when I read "My feet got wet...the things I do for this blog" ... I think we all can relate!

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  18. Hi Vee, We haven't quite hit "peak" here yet either, I think it will be this week. The colours are so vivid this year, with such a dry summer I thought they might be duller. Although I don't like the thought of winter coming, I do LOVE the fall with its fabulous colour display... Enjoy every breath-taking view!
    Happy Birthday to Laurel!

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  19. Loving your ketchup, mustard and relish tree! LOL! You crack me up. I loved the pictures dear lady. Our temps are just now getting in the 80's. YAY...I will take it! I so wish we had those pretty fall color leaves. It's either green or brown here! Oh I need to take a day to carry my camera to snap a few pictures here and there. Hugs and blessings to you dear Vee.
    Cindy

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  20. Beautiful indeed, Vee, but I agree there will be more beauty to come, and look forward to you sharing.
    We have very little color here this year, due to the storm shedding the trees somewhat. my Bradford pears are so confused they are blooming again, and another storm is lurking in the gulf coast with prediction of coming our way.
    So nice to see you blogging again, now I am off to read more posts. Please wish your dear Laurel a very happy birthday.
    Hugs from me to you.
    Sue

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  21. Oh Vee...thank you for this.....I do so miss autumn in Maine...but winter was too soon to follow...it's just all glorious isn't it?

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  22. I hope Laurel had a wonderful birthday celebration, Vee! I enjoyed seeing the pretty colors that you were able to capture. I laughed at the ketchup, mustard and relish tree. How nice that you have your own secret stash of bittersweet that will be ready before too long. Thanks for taking time to share the beauty with us!

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  23. So fun to get out and explore and see what sights you may behold! And what a beautiful cemetery! You must go back and get some of the bittersweet once it ripens :) Hoping the gorgeous colors last for several weeks, it always seems to me that they don't last nearly long enough! I enjoyed your pictures and comments, and enjoyed your cemetery visit with you :)

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  24. Yes, what we don't do for our blogs. But all those gorgeous shots, Vee, I hope you felt it was worth it. We certainly do! Beautiful colours and contrasts. It makes my eyes sing to see. Brenda xox

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  25. This is exactly like it looked here until today. I've been catching up on your blog.

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  26. Feet wet...the things we do. I'm finding that it's hard stopping to take photos on our road because there are no turnouts or room to park without getting hit by a logging truck...sigh. I don't want to trespass and get shot at either by pulling into some farmers driveway. Glad you stopped to enjoy the color you found. I'm hoping that two of the trees in our back acreage are Larch's. They color beautifully in October. Time will tell. Happy belated birthday to Laurel! Finally have a break from unpacking boxes and I'm trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs.

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  27. Lovely photos! We have a daughter named Lauren :) Color about the same half color/half green mix here. With the cold and wind coming I'm afraid more will be on the ground than left on the trees!

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  28. Your pictures are so peaceful. The cemetery gives us a sense of awe and wonder. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. We have lots of color here, too, in Vermont.

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  29. I loved seeing all the colors here...we don't have that many trees here in West Texas and very little color change...
    I don't think bittersweet grows here either. I've looked for it but never found any here.I settle for the pretty faux.....

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  30. Your photos are just lovely.
    And the color of the leaves- oh my- just like in a storybook!
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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