Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 11 – Still Holding On

I missed Week 10 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but even now in Week 11 some of the leaves are still holding on. Last week all of the red leaves had fallen, but I was quite surprised this morning to see that some of the shrubs now have some red again mingled in with their…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 9 – Color on Yonah Mountain

We have what is called a seasonal view of Yonah Mountain here, meaning we can’t see it at all during the summer, but it’s lovely in the autumn and winter. I took these photos in the late afternoon today from just outside our front door. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 8 – Reaching Their Peak

I missed Week 7 of Dawn’s Festival of Leaves as my husband had another stroke this past week. He is home now and doing okay, but I feel I must stay close by and shouldn’t yet even walk down the road to take photos. So I just stepped outside the back door to capture these…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 6 – A Colorful View

The view from our back deck is finally becoming colorful, and I took a few photos early this morning. What a pretty sight! Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. You can see her autumn leaves or join the challenge here.

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 5 – My Favorite Color

A rough week led to my missing Week 4 of the autumn leaves challenge, but I’m back for Week 5. It’s sourwood trees again, but now they’re changing from mottled red to my favorite color. I don’t know how to describe this color other than it’s an orange tone. I just know that I think…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 3 – Sourwood

Here comes the red! Our large Sourwood tree isn’t changing yet, but the smaller volunteer ones are turning red. And the weather has become much cooler. And we’ve had a little rain. It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. You can see…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 2 – Scuppernong Vines and Tulip Poplars

Since last week the moderate drought here in North Georgia has become worse, and daytime temperatures hover around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celcius; it sounds so much worse in Fahrenheit, doesn’t it?). Nonetheless the leaves are beginning to change. There’s a little bit of yellow now in the Scuppernong (a type of wild grape)…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 1 – Red Maple

Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and unlike here in Georgia, the leaves there are beginning to change colors nicely. There’s not much going on here. We are having one of the hottest Septembers on record, and the rainfall has…

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #10: Last Hurrah

I thought most of the leaves had turned completely brown now or had dropped to the ground.  However, these have just begun to show color.  I’m not sure if this is a small tree or a shrub, but I noticed it this past week while walking down our road.  As of today, the colors were…