Friday, December 17, 2010

Autumn Splendor of the Natural Kind

For some reason people seem to think that Louisiana doesn't much in the way of fall color.  Maybe that's because we get it, like any other place, after the first hard frost or light freeze.  For us, that's often around the Thanksgiving holidays.  This year is no different.  In the last week or so, I've admired the beauty in my own yard and decided to share it with my friends.  These trees have already begun dropping their leaves, but enough are clinging to the limbs to give you an idea of what you'd see driving up to our home.

I really like the way this photo looks--the green is a limb from a live oak tree that gives a beautiful contrast against the yellows and golds of the ornamental pear.

Then next few photos are of berries that the birds haven't gotten.  The first two are of the pyracantha bushes along the drive.  The sad little purple berries are the last of the beauty berries.  Apparently the birds didn't think to look way in the back of the bush!

And these last photos are of the camellia (japonica) flowers against my studio.  The white camellia is just bursting in flowers, while the pink and red are taking their time opening up one or two at a time.  They are all beautiful and really brighten up the back of our house.

Hope you enjoyed our yard as much as we do!

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