Saturday, October 24, 2009

Autumn Leaves

My backyard, this morning:

So many leaves already, but so many more to come. In our backyard, we have a Black Cherry, a Weeping Willow (kept pruned so it doesn't become enormous and messy), two Red Buds and two Gingkos. Typically, the Gingko leaves are always the last to fall, and they come down in one fell swoop. One day they are on the tree, and the next it rains Gingko leaves until the tree is suddenly barren. Here's a photo of my husband last fall, looking up at the trees just before the Gingkos (the golden tree, pictured below) dropped. He knows what's coming: Raking and Bagging, Raking and Bagging!

This year we are a bit surprised because the Gingkos are falling steadily, like the rest of the trees. Perhaps brought on by a cool summer and a cool, wet autumn?


M.Lane said...

What a lovely spot for a home! Thanks for the beautiful photos, they bring back lots of good memories for me.


The Daily Connoisseur said...

Wow- beautiful! You are so lucky to have such a great back yard... We don't get the colorful leaf changes in Santa Monica (as you know) so it's lovely to see them through your pictures xo

QueenBeeSwain said...

stunning- thank you for sharing the autumn glory with us!



Belle said...

Beautiful! Our yard is so pretty right now with all the yellow leaves. Well, it's pretty to me. Not so much to my guys who will be bagging them soon. ;)


Bee said...

I wish that I knew the names of all of my trees! I didn't even know there was a gingko . . . it sounds like a lizard, or a herb.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

What a pretty yard and all those leaves! Growing up in California we never had such orange and red loveliness, but now that I'm back east we're covered. I love it---gives a whole new meaning to autumn.
XX Kate

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB photos of the leaves!