This is a shot from the deck door .. it doesn't pick up all the colour and details I can see .. but maybe if you think "seeing through a lot of raindrops" ?
I wanted to show off our Pacific Sunset Maple starting to change its colours .. it is some what of a micro climate case, in my back garden so this tree has been protected from the cold for a while .. but the change is rolling in faster .. it is hard to distinguish our trees and the neighbor's big maple in the back ground .. it also has been taking its time changing colour.
if you click on the picture yo can see the Mountain Ash tree berries in bunches to the right hand side.
The Sumac is still holding on to its gown of feathery leaves .. I almost think of it as a "rainbow" tree .. so many different colours all at once .. it still amazes me !
the copper wind twirler is weathering nicely .. I am kicking myself for not grabbing two of them .. the price was RIGHT ! and the simple design was perfect .. hope I can find another one next Spring when the race is on for garden decor ? haha
Dave and Toad are well put off with me .. I haven't featured them in any posts for ages .. Dave is as mad as a wet hen ? do hens really get mad when they are wet ?
In any case .. neglecting a garden gnome is serious business .. I think he is at the bottom of my disappearing pumpkin out front .. so I better smooth his feathers, before all my pumpkins go missing ?
In the background is hubby's favorite plant (Passionflower) that he thinks will survive our winter in its pot on the deck .. I keep telling him it won't happen.
I wouldn't mind being wrong on this one though : )