Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's Still Fall, Y'all

Despite the recent freeze, the calendar still indicates it is fall for a few more days. Buffy and I took to the woods yesterday. Buffy found the scent of something to give fruitless chase; I found color remaining in the woods, including sumac and sweet gum.













A small grove of ancient magnolias, at right, tall and thin because of crowding.


Back at the house, we found color in the garden, an oakleaf hydrangea and a crape myrtle.

Today it is misty, rainy, damp and the colors look faded, typical late fall weather.

10 comments:

  1. That's a very happy dog. Those woods look mysterious and magical as if there should elves, orcs and hobbits crashing around in them.

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  2. I always love visiting your site. The pics and narrative are always wonderful.

    jim

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  3. It looks so lovely, and Buffy has got a big smile.
    We have a "winter storm warning" heading our way, so I guess autumn is over for us.

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  4. Love your pictures and I can really relate - I was thinking you must be somewhere near, so I checked your profile and found that you are indeed in S Georgia. We are having the same kind of weather here at Lake Eufaula....our dirt county road is a muddy mess, and they are logging at the end of it, so it is nearly impassable. :(

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  5. I'm a ways south of you, Rosemary. It's a little more than an hour from here to Ft. Gaines.

    I just told DH that I should put Buffy in another blog and stop pretending what a sweet, well-behaved dog she is.

    Winter is on the way, I'm just thankful that here it doesn't fall on consecutive days.

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  6. I think Buffy is a very happy dog, and that is because she absolutely runs the place. She has Nell Jean and her DH right in the palm of her paw, and gets away with being obnoxious and such a deliciously bad dog because she is so cute, and she doesn't know she is anything but perfect. That is how all puppy dogs do it. That Buffy has it down pat.

    We have no color here, save some Chinese tallow trees. My pecan trees are still very leafed out, even after that freeze. They are a bit yellow, but not what you could call color.

    When the leaves are gone from the pecan trees, it is winter. Just the same, when the pecan trees leaf out, it is spring.

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  7. Looks like you and Buffy had a good time. Nice photos!

    It's winter here, though.

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  8. Hi Nell~~ You'll get no complaints from me on fall's persistence. The colors are dazzling and I love the photo of your dog.

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  9. Nell, It was fun to see these bits of fall in Georgia. It is very definitely winter in Maine, no matter what the calendar says. It is snowing heavily this morning, and we don't expect to see bare ground here again until April. -Jean

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  10. Nell, It was fun to see these bits of fall in Georgia. It is very definitely winter in Maine, no matter what the calendar says. It is snowing heavily this morning, and we don't expect to see bare ground here again until April. -Jean

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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