Thursday, October 22, 2009

October in New England

It was a beautiful 70 degrees here today so I headed outside, with camera in hand, so I could share it with you! (brrrrr... the 40's are predicted for tomorrow!)


We're only on about a 1/3 acre lot, but there's a lot of color going on in our small yard...


Come on along and I'll show you some of it...


The backyard is ablaze with yellows, oranges, and reds.


Our sweet Suchi (Sooshi), who appears in my sidebar, is buried back here...


Every time we dig a hole to plant something, we find BIG rocks so over the years we've (and by we I mean hubby) built a meandering stonewall of sorts...


I actually don't use this birdfeeder anymore...


... but it's never been taken down. I truly like the convenience of the screen feeder off the dining room window (no trudging through the snow to fill it!)


I love our birch trees....


Fungus? Fungii?


One leaf hanging on ....


From behind the stone wall...


The girls thought this small strip of trees along our property line was a huge forest when they were little... They spent lots of time playing in there... And that's where our Suchi is now buried...


This is the maple tree that we lost a HUGE part of during a major ice storm last winter. Thank goodness a good portion of it survived because it's so beautiful...


There's still a lot of green in the yard. It's been a funny fall.. perhaps due to our extremely wet/cool early summer...


Another shot of the maple tree....


Wishing you all the beauty of autumn, wherever you make your home....
Donna

16 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Spectacular! laurie

hip chick said...

It looks very pretty in your part of New England. It is nice here in my part of New England also. I think the foliage has been prettiest this past week. We got two nice days too but it was cooler and cloudy yesterday. I'm not sure what is in store for today...snow?

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I love looking at the fall colors also. Come on over and view my colors at Lakewood. I hurried out and took some pics, too, cause the weather was to change very quickly.
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!

Beautiful fall photos! You're becoming quite the photographer!! The leaves are at peak in Ohio right now and I LOVE it. So gorgeous. It's like a lovely water color that God has painted to delight us with.

My son had a dog named Sooshi too. She was a little Dachsund and so adorable. She was hit by a car & it's life cut short - a big loss! I was so comforted to see your Sooshi's place of rest.

Hugs, sherry

Claudia said...

Your yard looks beautiful, Donna! Love all the golds of Autumn and of course, your birch tree. Birches may be my favorite - they remind me of Northern Michigan, where I spent a great deal of time.

It was in the high 70's here in Wilmington yesterday but I think the temp has dropped about 20 degrees!

xoxo
Claudia

GWENDOLYN said...

Nice pictures. I felt like I was along on your walk.
Blessings!
Gwen

Wendy said...

Hello, Donna! Thanks for the tour - this is my absolute favorite time of year! I say, the cooler the better! Your backyard is gorgeous.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Donna, your Autumn leaves in your yard are stunning... I cannot get enough of the Autumn colors... I too would think that was an enchanted woods there, and how sweet your precious pet is layed to rest there in such a serene, beautiful spot... Bisous... Julie Marie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog and had to tell you that I LOVE it so much!! Your home is just beautiful and I love your love for animals. I am such an animal lover as well :)
Hugs,
Amy

Lacy said...

Your yard is beautiful. We moved from a yard full of trees to our now home were we've been planting small ones.
I hope someday our yard is as pretty as yours

Catherine said...

very nice pictures!good week end

Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

Hi Donna!
Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and for your sweet comments. That means the world to me. I'm thrilled to have found a kindred spirit like you!

Chatelaine said...

Very pretty Donna. I think we have hit peak foliage this weekend.
It is so gorgeous all around. You have some beautiful trees in your yard.

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Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I'd love to have all those glorious fall colors in my yard! So beautiful! That bird feeder probably keeps some little birdies dry when it's raining or snowing. So likely is serving a purpose for wildlife!
Brenda

Jill said...

It's beautiful Donna. I would like to just say to my child let's go on a road trip! We are going to go down past the lake tomorrow....should be pretty.

Marcia@frugaliousliving.blogspot said...

Sigh, looks just like Canada. And Minnesota for that matter. Hubby and I find it hard to be away during Fall. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pics!

Marcia

P.S. I love that you have buried your beloved pet on your property.