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Some autumn views around the house


By lauram


We are finally beginning to see some decent color in the trees here. It won’t last long, and it’s not as brilliant as what you see in the northern part of the country. But it’s still pretty and cheerful & I might as well enjoy it before the long, cold, dull winter sets in.

This is one of my neighbor’s trees. They have some beautiful trees on their property.

But look at the mess that surrounds this poor tree. Don’t you love the bags of trash piled on top of the truck? That trash pile never moves. It’s always the same height. If these neighbors weren’t so scary, I’d peep through the fence to check it out some more. But I’d probably get myself shot.

My oak tree. I love this tree. It’s so big that I can’t stretch my arms even halfway around its trunk.

Oak leaves against the sky

Some of the trees that line the driveway.

My pear tree. This tree really needs to come down since it isn’t very healthy.


Oakleaf hydrangea

another oakleaf hydrangea

The dreaded staghorn sumac that has taken over one corner of the back yard

The oak tree & pear tree again

View up into the tulip tree

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lovely colour, you have some very interesting plants ~ some i never even knew existed. your oak tree is much more golden than mine ~ ours seem to go straight to brown leaves?

14 Nov, 2010


You have some beautifully mature trees there, Lauram...I am assuming it is a rural location? I'd steer clear of your neighbours if they're the gun-type! Wise move!

14 Nov, 2010


My pin oak goes straight to brown leaves. I'm not sure what species the other one is - there are so many of them! Yes, Whistonlass, I am lucky to have some big specimens here. I'll have to post a photo of my butternut; now that's a beautiful tree, big and old! The last thing I need is more shade, but I'm planning to plant a Carolina silverbell & some native azaleas next year, once I remove all of that awful Chinese privet that's so hard to dig up.

14 Nov, 2010


new plants sounds great ~ a butternut tree?? surely not a relative of butternut squash ~ they dont grow on trees!! wouldnt be so good if it fell off the tree onto you!

14 Nov, 2010


It's actually similar to a pecan. When I bought the house I was told that it was a pecan tree, but when the nuts were ready to be picked I realized that it was a butternut instead (the nuts are bitter & not edible, not for people anyway). Our local pecans are sweet and melt in your mouth...yum.

14 Nov, 2010


Being a a Quirky sort of person it's no wonder that my all time favourite tree is a Quercus. I like all trees but it's definately my favourite. Please give yours a big hug for me. Great pics and colour.

14 Nov, 2010


that pecan sounds very very good, i love them. dont think they grow here

14 Nov, 2010


Wonderful to see all your colourful trees :o)
Make the most of it before they all become bare.

14 Nov, 2010


must say i have not heard of a tulip pecan nuts the autumn colours..

14 Nov, 2010

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