Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More Autumn Photos from our Yard

The lower side of our home
My apologies to anyone who is tired of seeing Autumn photos... BUT--since I love Fall,  I just can't help myself!!!!!!  I went back outside on Sunday late afternoon,  Nov. 3, 2013,  and took another big set ---just for you!!!!  Aren't you excited?????  Don't answer that... ha ha

We had a strange Fall here with the trees hanging on to their leaves longer than usual.  AND--they stayed green for a long time this year.  BUT--once they changed,  it was almost as if it happened overnight!  Crazy!

Anyhow,  since our leaves are coming down very fast now,  this may be the last good set showing the colors in and around our yard.   We are so fortunate in several ways to live where we do.. We have about 50 big shade trees in our yard... That is great most of the year including when the colors change in Fall.  BUT--our work of blowing and raking up all of the leaves which come down is a HUGE job for us, which goes on for several weeks.  But--I keep saying that it's good exercise for me!!!!

Hope you enjoy more of the Autumn photos from beautiful Fairfield Glade, Tennessee taken on November 3, 2013.   Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.




The upper side of our yard






From the road looking at the front yard ---and surrounding trees
The photos were taken late in the afternoon when the front yard was getting shady.  We had gotten the leaves up (for that day) in the front yard ---but had not yet touched the sides nor back....  But--doesn't the front look pretty????




Beautiful colors of the trees in the lower side yard
As much as I love the REDS of Fall,  there's something fantastic about the browns and golds of LATE Fall,  don't you think?




Some of our Pansies
We have alot of Pansies planted around the front yard to give us some color in Winter.  So far,  they are happy with our weather!!!! (They will do fine as long as it doesn't get too cold and STAY that way for a long time.)




Roses still blooming on November 3
The Rose season is almost over ---but some of them are still blooming and are SO pretty.  I will miss them until they come back in Spring.




Burning Bush
Speaking of the REDS of Fall,  there are lots of Burning Bushes in our area --and they are gorgeous.




All the colors of Maples!!!
I love Maples --and there are many varieties around here.  They all turn different colors ---and this one is showing off SEVERAL colors all at the same time!!!




Looking at our front yard from the upper side





Peeking through the Maples on the upper side--looking toward our front yard/house





Our Deck ---after its staining,  a few weeks ago
I am now in the side yard looking toward the deck.  I love the stain they put on our deck a few weeks ago.  But most of the deck furniture and umbrellas are put away until spring.  The swing is still there when I want to enjoy being outside!




More pretty Fall color ---taken in our backyard





From the backyard---looking toward the golf course fairway





The sun adds so much color to these trees (backyard)




Our Backyard in Autumn!
Even though we haven't gotten the leaves up in the backyard,  there was just something I liked about this photo.  Maybe it is because I love walking through the leaves --and hearing them crunch under my feet!!!!!




Looking toward the golf course fairway from our backyard
Well---that's it around our yard!!!!!  Hope you enjoyed seeing more of our Autumn photos.  I certainly enjoyed sharing them with you!!!

UPDATE:  I'm so glad that I took these photos on Nov. 3 (and wrote this post that week) --because as of Nov. 12,  almost all of our trees are BARE.... Amazing how quickly the leaves came down this year!!!!  

Now---hop over to my Photo Blog (click HERE)  for one more beautiful photo from our yard taken the week of November 3rd...

Stay WARM.... An Arctic Cold Front came through here on Nov. 12 ---and  brought us some WINTER....

Hugs,

51 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We've lost most of our leaves around here, also, Betsy, as we had a couple of windy days. Your autumn was a very pretty one--I loved all your photos. Autumn is also my favorite season but it does seems to pass too quickly!

Small Kucing said...

Autumn is so beautiful over there :)

Ms. A said...

You were surrounded by beautiful fall color. Bet you just hate to see it gone.

Blackberry Lane said...

Your home and yard are beautiful. I especially like the deck stain. We keep a few chairs out on the porch over winter for the occasional nice days!

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Betsy. I am so glad you took all those shots on nov 3. it is truly a wonderful selection of coloured autumn trees but my favourite is no 8. the close up of the multi coloured Maple leaves.

Fun60 said...

The maples are at their best during the Autumn months. What a display of colour.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy!
Greetings, RW & SK

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, your yard is bursting with colors. What a beautiful Autumn. Lovely captures. Have a great day!

Crystal Mary said...

Everythig is so pretty, I especially love your green house. xxx

Catherine said...

Fall is my most favorite time of year and as it does not last long at all, thank goodness for lots of photos!
Happy Wednesday Betsy!
xo Catherine

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
you have a beautiful home and garden, I do like the decked area, it's so lovely, it must be great sitting there and admiring those beautiful views x x x

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful pictures! Yes, winds came through here last weekend, and now our trees are bare and desolate. It also got cold! Feels like winter now.

Rose said...

We got the artic front, too...it is so cold. Well, in comparison to the 60ish weather we have been having. I did enjoy seeing these...like you, I LOVE autumn.

linda m said...

you have one of the prettiest yards I have ever seen. I love all your Fall colors. Our Fall was mostly brown this year. Even our maple tree was all brown. Temps have dropped here and it is very cold.

The Furry Gnome said...

Loved seeing around your yard; great colours. We have no leaves left, it's below zero and two inches of the white stuff!

Out on the prairie said...

I still have 2 weeks worth here so will show a few for a couple posts.I love the color change also, maybe because I am a fall born person.

Jim and Sandie said...

I love the colors especially the Maples. Spring in the desert is the best time here. It's amazing how beautiful the desert can be when it blooms. And I don't have to take those. lol

Catsngrams said...

What a beautiful home. I love your deck. I would love to live there.

Nellie said...

Lovely color, Betsy. Have you ever heard the weather folklore that if the trees hang onto their leaves, it foretells a bad winter?

Have a good Wednesday!

Hugs,
Nellie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like seeing all the leafs.....they are pretty especially with the flag....they did come down fast this year

Arkansas Patti said...

Even though you have a marvelous Spring and Summer flowers, I do believe I like your Fall photos the most. You truly have lovely surroundings. Too bad it doesn't last long.

Big Dude said...

Your place looks beautiful even in the fall.

David said...

Betsy, Nice photos! It seemed like the colors came and went very quickly this year! Then the cold and windy weather hit and the color, and most of the leaves were gone! The good news is that by this weekend, we'll be able to blow the leaves off the yard for the last time this fall. Too darn cold this morning! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

I Am Woody said...

Beautiful! I just love a Burning Bush! I'm tired just thinking about getting up all those leaves!!

LV said...

The world is full of so much beauty. One thing far sure, you two found the perfect spot for your home. Truly breathtaking.

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful captures and the leaves and colors are gorgeous!! Such a lovely time of year! The trees here in Portland are beginning to lose their leaves, but it's still pretty colorful! I do love this time of year!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

W. Latane Barton said...

With the bleak stark look of winter coming, there can't be too many pictures of fall. You live in such a charming house with such beautiful surroundings. Hugs

From the Kitchen said...

Who doesn't love to see fall? Have I ever mentioned that your green house is the perfect color for all seasons? I want to see some snow pictures so haul out your long johns!

Best,
Bonnie

Carletta said...

As I scrolled down each image of your beautiful colors I was missing mine very much. Everything here is bare as can be and it happened almost overnight and we had snow yesterday and temps 20 degrees below normal.
You got some wonderful shots to look back on!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, Betsy. I never tire of seeing the fall foliage either. Your yard looks lovely framed by the gorgeous trees. MB

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy! Our trees are all bare now, and we have snow on the ground too!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! What a lovely fall you've had. We had a colorful one as well, several weeks ago though. The oaks are hanging on to their leaves though. Mark will mow one final time when all the leaves come down. He says its so much easier than raking!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Beautiful photographs, Betsy. You have a lovely home and beautiful lawn. I enjoyed viewing your fall foliage very much. Fall has been late here, too. Now the wind has blown most of the leaves off the trees. It has been a lovely fall.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I know that the leaves must be raked and taken away,but I do love both the look and the sound of leaves on the ground.Your yard is lovely any time of year.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I'd never tire of your Autumn yard photos Betsy, as I don't have an Autumn/Fall here in tropical Oz. Your front really looks pretty, but I love the back too.
Nice stain job on the back patio!
Fancy having a terrific view over a golf course!
Hugs
Rose

diane b said...

Just amazing colours. I love the maple leaves. Not sure I would like the job of raking leaves. I have to do it at home in the dry season when trees shed some of their leaves.

Janie said...

That sure sounds like a lot of leaf-raking, Betsy, but the autumn color surrounding your house is magnificent.

Retired English Teacher said...

I love fall also. In many ways, it is my favorite time of year. I loved seeing your lovely home and all of the beautiful color. Enjoy it while it lasts. Hugs.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Beautiful place - I do miss the lovely setting and the nice folks. Your weather, well… It has been a much cooler day here - 57 degrees this afternoon was all. Have a great Thurs. tomorrow and thanks for the brilliant look at the striking Fall colors of the Glade!

Beth said...

Beautiful Betsy! I esp. love the view of the house looking through the maple trees. I didn't get photos of our trees in their fall colors---we had some lovely ones. But they will be pretty in the snow also.
btw we have bird feeders now---loving this home! :>)

Linda said...

I really enjoyed these, Betsy, probably because most of the leaves are down now and it was just nice to have another dose of fall color. Your yard is truly beautiful at this time of year.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

So pretty. I can hear the leaves falling!

DeniseinVA said...

I always love it when you show us your yard. It truly is magnificent.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It looks so pretty around your yard, Betsy! I love fall and there's only one thing wrong with it...it doesn't last long enough! Our trees are quickly losing their leaves, too. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i never get tired of autumn/fall ever ... never ever!! keep showing them my friend. i will tune in. stay warm. it is 19 here this AM. ( :

troutbirder said...

Beautiful! Our fall leaves were a bust this year. They stayed green late and then turn brown and quickly fell off....

Shug said...

Who could ever tire of seeing such gorgeous photos? I so enjoy seeing them. It is beautiful around your place and looks so very peaceful. This has been a very unusual Fall around here as well, but the trees seem to be so splendid in their color.
Hope you and George have a great day.
shug

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous pictures - I love autumn too.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Thank you for sharing all the views around your yard. Gorgeous colours everywhere. Interesting to know that all the leaves have fallen now. We're still enjoying a mix of Autumn colours on the trees and bushes. The beech woods are particularly beautiful.

Donna said...

These are lovely scenes, Betsy. I agree that it was a strange fall season in TN. It took forever for the color changes in the lower elevations, like where we live, and then whoosh, they came down fast. Hardly any leaves are left now.

Terri Buster said...

You have such a wonderful fall view around your home- just fantastic!