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Three Shades of Autumn

Beech woodland

The brilliant colors of fall have blown away, but there is still a richness to the autumnal woodlands that I drive through every day.

The sun was warm and low in the sky when I took these photos yesterday, but I know that warmth is ebbing. The day began with the lowest temperatures, 26 degrees,  so far this season.


And yet, even though the cosmos and salvias finally gave up the ghost, there is still a bit of lively green in the landscape.

It was Cindy MCOK of My Corner of Katy who asked us to post about any Three items on Thursday. Visit Cindy and see what other trios people are looking at and thinking about.

8 comments to Three Shades of Autumn

  • Lovely, Pat! The peak color is behind us here, too, but there is still enough of autumn beauty to enjoy.

  • Cat

    My husband and I were saying this morning that we think the back of summer has finally been broken here in Austin. They are calling for highs in the 60s for the next couple of days! I love being able to visit others through garden blogs to see how the gardens are changing throughout the seasons! Your pictures are lovely.

  • Hi Pat – I love the colors of fall – even the more subdued ones. A new season gives us a chance to appreciate colors and plants that are overshadowed in spring and summer. Thanks for sharing your garden – great pictures.

  • Pat

    Rose – Each seasons has it’s own changing beauty. Right now I am enjoying the beauty of a good steady, much needed, rain.
    Cat – I know my daughter near Houston loves seeing our weather and laughing, especially during the winter.
    Kelly – Thanks for visiting and for adding me to your blogroll. I do have zone envy when I visit you.

  • The beech and oak leaves do have a rich color, even when the bright golds and reds are gone.

  • The trio thing is a very cool idea. I love that pic with the ferns nestled in the fallen leaves. 🙂

  • Pat

    Sweetbay – The changing colors have been magnificent all this long autumn.
    Kate – Thank Cindy MCOK for the cool idea!

  • Even without the vibrant colors, there’s beauty in the remaining fall leaves. Changing seasons are so delightful.

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