Friday, 30 October 2009

A splash of colour - PSF



The colour is my garden will not say die!
It is forcing itself through in leaves and plants
that haven't yet been gripped and frozen by Jack frost.
I was so awestruck by the impact
these small last life heartening blooms had on my eye,
I grabbed my phone and took some last moments to share with you.

a last flush of geranium

a winter rose?

a beautiful acer

if anyone can tell me what this wonderful bush is,
it did not flower in the summer, but the leaves have changed to this wonderful tones


leaves on fire on our roadside garden

japanese maple? changes from green to fire red to burgundy!


the last fuchsia bells hanging on...


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22 comments:

  1. I adore shades of red and pink in the Autumn garden. It is such a shame that that then then fall off. This is their swan song!

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  2. Thanks so much for posting the lovely colors to enjoy on this dark morning!

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  3. You are lucky. Our plants have given up now and we needed to clear the garden this week 'cause we won't have time now 'till christmas. I am going to plant lots of lovely spring bulbs to look forward to though.

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  4. That pink Acer is to die for! Beautiful colour all round, Saz - My garden is all too greeen with only a few crab apples offering a splash of yellow at present - And it's lovely to see your rose blooming there... xox

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  5. Lovely stuff. We still have a few pretty trees here, but all else is going to gray quickly...

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  6. What a glorious display of fall color ... here the trees go from green to dead with no stops inbetween

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  7. Just the Geraniums booming now in our garden, oh, and the Cyclamens of course...all the rest is prettly straggly now with most of the colour on the grass waiting to be cleared away.

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  8. You are so lucky! All of our blossoms are long gone. It was only 12 degrees when I woke up yesterday. I enjoyed looking at yours, though.

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  9. Oh, they're beautiful!!! Lorne cut the last white rosebud for me the other day and it's hanging on for dear life in a little bud vase. And I still have some begonias blooming strong in the front garden giving it a burst of bright orange - perfect for the season! At the same time, however, the trees are quickly dropping their colourful leaves and each day the air is colder and wetter. Soon I'll put on a fire in the living room and try to enjoy that instead of dwelling on the lack of sunshine. :D

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful photos. You are lucky to have them out flowering still.
    I missed PSF this week but I have just published a NEW post that you might be interested in ; )

    Nuts in May

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  11. I love the shru you posted, but have no idea what it is. The plants in your front look like what grows in my area too. We have lots of rain!

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  12. What a blazing show of beauty linger in your fall garden...a reward, perhaps, for your good deeds! Thanks for showing them to us!

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  13. Ah, Saz...you are truly inspiring!!! It is I who should be honored to call myself YOUR friend!!! I'm reveling in these photos, and breathing deep!!! Such beauty...and such an example of the fighting spirit!!! I love these. But of course, autumn is my favorite season...so wonderful the way summer blooms and fall foliage overlap... I ALSO love the Warhol Moment of Fame!!! It's simply terrific!!! You are so much fun!!! I love you, too!!! Janine XO

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  14. Just popped back to tell you that I forgot to mention that our fuschias are STILL blooming, although dropping some seeds at the same time.

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  15. Just popping by to say my weekend "hello!!!" Love you! Janine XO

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  16. They love you. They do. They are there for your pleasure. Lovely.

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  17. What a beautiful splash of pinks.. wonderful

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  18. What beautiful colours in your garden. I have not been able to bring myself to throw out our summer bedding plants to make way for the winter pansies yet, as the summer stuff is still blooming its heart out. Yet in 7 weeks it will be Christmas!

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  19. That's all so beautiful.

    Just noticed your Warhol pic on your side bar. Looks fab. When, what , where, did I miss something?

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Saz x