This year ... this Autumn, has been one fantastic show of colour all around our area.
Every so many years, when the conditions have been right .. it is spectacular, and I am so grateful to be able to see and enjoy every bit of colour I do see !
Nothing pleases me more than to have plants/trees in my garden that put on this amazing show too. The one significant display is my beloved Sumac tree .. I have loved Sumacs since when ever I saw them turn these fabulous colours in the Fall.
When we lived in Holland I was so surprised to see them there as well. Most were trained to look almost "ancient" in their form .. they looked so beautiful it impressed me to this day.
I will never forget Holland for all of its gorgeous plants and gardens.
When we came home and bought our first house .. my garden was building in my imagination like wildfire. The one absolute MUST was a Sumac .. and now it has matured long enough and has been trained in the manner I kept seeing in my mind's eye .. I find it to be a stunner .. blushing madly here .. we aren't supposed to 'brag"? about our gardens, but this one tree .. I can't help myself : )
I could sit here all day watching my favorite tree .... until all the leaves have dropped and gone to bed.