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Monday, 22 September 2008

My Sumac's Golden Undies !


My gorgeous Sumac is beginning to change (it's underwear for now) .. Slowly but surely it is much cooler in the evening. The Burning Bush in the front is fast changing into that magnificent red/scarlet colour from the bottom up. Which seems to be the trend with my garden ?

It was a bit windy while I was snapping away .. and the colours don't seem to be as vivid as my eye sees them. But it is happening .. and the crisp air fans a little kid inside this adult ... AUTUMN is coming !


12 comments:

Rose said...

With a title like this, I just had to check out your post! My burning bushes are just beginning to show a hint of red. Today, though, is the first official day of fall, isn't it?

GardenJoy4Me said...

Rose .. for me being an Autumn freak .. I wasn't sure today was THE day .. wow ! and yes .. the burning bushes are changing all over town here .. little by little then BANG ! Ya gotta' love it ! : )

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

hahahaha

nancybond said...

Sumac has some of the most interesting leaves and color in the fall, especially when the seed pods have formed. Love that sunny yellow!

Gail said...

Joy, It's such a beautiful tree! I want to have a few in the garden, there is one I saw in Chicago...that was names Tiger or something similar!!! What a sharp memory I have! I will look it up! gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail ... that may have been "Tiger Eye" Sumac ? .. I have heard of it too .. there are some fabulous culitvars of it out there !

Hi Nancy .. this yellow really struck me too .. I can't remember if it started out this way last year .. but wow it is eye catching !.. yes .. those "horns" are something else : )

Hey Deb .. yup the "undies" got you eh girl ? LOL

our friend Ben said...

Ooh, yes, what a gorgeous sumac!!!

Megan said...

I can't believe fall happened like clockwork, like nature knows what it's doing. The last two nights have actually been cold, and the leaves are starting to turn. This really is the best part of the year.

Rusty in Miami said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year, but living in Florida I only get to see it in other bloggers gardens. I like your burning bush and your Halloween decorations. That reminds me I need to decorate my house this weekend (Is hard to get excited about Fall with 90 degree weather outside)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Rusty .. I don't blame you for not being in much of an Autumn mood .. I would find it nearly impossible in that weather too ! Hope to get some great scarlet leaves in the next few weeks though !

Hi Megan .. it is deliciously cool to almost cold at night .. I love it, and the leaves will speed up the colour hits soon too !

"ben" ... the best is yet to come : )

GardenAuthor said...

Congrats on finding that first fall foliage. I've been on the hunt around here, as well... fairly muted stuff, so far... Deb

GardenJoy4Me said...

Deb .. this is just in my back garden .. I know there is some great stuff going on out further .. so it will call for a little trip in the "country" the elusive scarlet leaves are there !