Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Touch of Autumn Changes

There's something to be said for a neighbour who has a gigantic maple tree. I enjoy all of its beauty over my back fence, with very little of the leaf raking. I'll have my share of that in front of my house.

Although most of my flowers have passed their prime, the geraniums are still happy to produce blooms.

 It won't be long before the garden will need a good clear-out.

Before then, though, there are still some 
tomatoes to pick, 
parsley to harvest, 
and roses to pluck. 

Other, more pressing, household chores also need to be done; it's time to unearth the paint brushes again, clear out the shed, and deal with the eavestrough.

Spring is generally seen as a season of renewal, but I find autumn has its own timetable of transformation, inner and outer.

Are you contemplating making any changes this season?

Before everything green fades away or turns to yellow, red, and gold, I'm linking with "Green Day" at Raindrops and Daisies.


  1. Such gorgeous photos to see! Our leaves are still green with just a touch of color at the moment..

  2. The maple tree looks gorgeous, Karen! I am enjoying cooler temperatures and noting the trees are just beginning to turn. I still have lots of bloomers, so am enjoying them as long as I can! I've missed you, Karen. Glad you are back with a post. Have a good week!

  3. I don't know about changes, we have gone through so many lately, that a routine sounds great.

    We have a neighbouring maple tree also, not quite as turned color as yours, but from looking at the house tour, we get the leaves. Great...lol.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  4. Lovely autumn foliage colour, pelargoniums have such bright cheery colours. Enjoy your autumn.

  5. Your photos have me missing a proper Ontario fall - scarlet leaves and blue skies! Over here it's still pretty warm, but we can see a few signs of the changing season. Yes, I'd like to change a few things this fall - less work and more kicking about in the leaves!

  6. I look forward to seeing the pretty leaves of the scarlet maples as well as the golden yellow ones. We have several yellow ones and they are so beautiful when the sun shines on them. It will be several weeks before we have color here. Thank you so much for coming to my new blog. It is discouraging to loose all followers and readers but I appreciate everyone who is sticking with me. Your question of do you plan to make any changes this autumn is a timely one for me. The only thing is I didn't plan to start a new blog, I had no other choice (that didn't involve lawyers). Anyway, thanks again!!! ------------- Shannon

  7. Your flowers are still looking good and your neighbors tree is putting on a pretty show for you.
    I have been wondering if you've been ok as you haven't posted in awhile. Glad to see you back. I don't think I will make any changes this fall as there has just been too much going on. Now I have come down with a cold and did nothing but sleep today.

  8. That is a beautiful tree. I love when the leaves change...ours haven't yet. Yes, it's a time for outdoor cleanup and to start focusing on the inside of our homes, things we neglected while we enjoyed the summer! :)


  9. Beautiful photos Karen. There is so much colour and beauty in fall. No changes here. Maybe in the spring. We haven't had frost yet so my annuals are still blooming and two of our maples are turning. I can see more colour in the hills every day too. Blessings, Pamela

  10. My garden is wild and overgrown and as I cannot bend over right now because of my surgery it is going to become more so. I kind of like to rake and I have my fair share of it with our pine trees. xo, olive

  11. Karen, The first photo is especially pretty! It's a really Autumn color, bronze-red.I hope your flowers will bloom more, the weather is fine.

  12. Autumn is such a great time of year. Love all the fall colors and abundant sunshine with cooler mornings. I have lots of maples and lots of raking but not until November. Some of my maples don't drop their leaves until spring.

  13. I found your Blog through your comment on Susan Branch's Blog. I love the look and feel of your Blog. I'll be back to dig deeper into it!

  14. Pretty photos Karen. Love that maple tree. I have a lot of trees around my house-so there's a lot of raking around November! I agree that Autumn is a time for change-will do some fall cleaning, go through my closet and get rid of things I don't wear anymore and maybe a little painting before the snow hits.
    Have a good week!

  15. Beautiful photos!Lovely autumn colors!Greetings from Athens.

  16. I am in the beginning of Fall. Love your neighbours Tree, I had moved where I lived and we were the neighbours who had to rake the leaves and the neighbour hood neighbours and cars pulled up to take pictures. Ha,ha.

    Very pretty yours.

    I love fall. Where I am. I dont have to rake up the leaves. The lane is the Government road. So they more or less get there own fertilizing as cars run over them. Ya!!!

  17. Hi Karen,
    The maple tree is stunning! Ours hasn't really begun to change yet, only a couple of leaves so far. Your photos are just lovely! Thank you for stopping by today and Happy Autumn!


  18. Beautiful foliage on your neighbor's tree. So true that some of the finest enjoyments in life belong to someone else and all we have to do is appreciate them. Someone else gets to care for them. Autumn is like spring sort of. I often do more cleaning in autumn than I do in spring just because it's been dusty after summer. I am going on my yearly diet plan wherein a don't lose a pound. =D

  19. Hi Karen
    Always a bonus to have a beautiful view from a neighbour's yard and the autumn leaves are gorgeous.
    Changes, I have some already in progress and hope to continue with lifestyle ones too.

  20. Hello Karen, How lovely to be able to enjoy your neighbours Maple tree without having to clear up the leaves. Your geraniums still look so gorgeous. We are thinking of decorating our kitchen in the next couple of weeks, probably is the wrong time, but it's "fitting the work in" that's the problem. Take Care, Best Wishes Daphne

  21. Lovely photos and you are right about Autumn we have been busy ourselves here with similar tasks.

  22. Beautiful pictures, and a lovely quote.
    Seems like Fall is a time for change.

    We are doing Fall chores, and trying to enjoy these last warm-ish afternoons :)

  23. I have some flowers still blooming, a few roses and a cosmos and the zinnias. But it will soon be over.

    I love our maples like crazy. Unfortunately, the leaves are all on our property!


  24. Beautiful blooms and leaves - I do love this time of year - and do always contemplate change - big changes hopefully in the garden! I hope you have a blessed day,

  25. Hi! I'm new to your blog/site. Feel free to come join me. Our sites are very compatible, we would get along great. I haven't been to Green Day for a few weeks, so it's nice to meet you. I'm signing up now and invited my sister Mary, merrydotdandy, too. (maybe she already has joined you, she would I'm sure)

  26. Cores de outono maravilhosas!beijos,chica

  27. Sounds like you will be busy in your garden! I love the first shot of the fall colors. Gorgeous photos. Have a great weekend!

  28. We are in Spring time here in New Zealand and in my home country too, Brazil.
    Thank you for visited me!

  29. Hello,
    Such a wonderful autumn post♡♡♡ Thank you for stopping by and hope you are having wonderful weekend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  30. Across the garden fence, my neighbors Maple has some lovely red and orange foliage near the top while ours is just beginning to show color here and there....beautiful but a lot of leaves will fall on the deck before winter.....
    Mama Bear

  31. Muito linda a árvore de bordo que você postou. Eu não a conhecia. Só sei que seu xarope é usado nas panquecas! Ok? Um grande abraço! Eu também aqui do Brasil, participo do Green Day!

  32. Hi,Karen.
    Your autumn is much ahead than ours, and you have already had autumn leaves!
    It is finally getting cooler here, but our leaves are still green. Now a typhoon is passing on the main Japan island, but it is going to be fine tomorrow!!
    I am fine.

    Have a pleasant week,Karen.



  33. Passei para uma visitinha.
    Bom outono!
    Boa semana!



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