Monday, October 8, 2012

Leaves are Changing!!

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This weekend as John and I drove to Jenny's house in Concord we noticed the leaves are changing.  The sugar maples of course are starting their usual color bloom right now!  They are always the first and they are beautiful! The weather has gotten much colder here!  Last week we were in the 80's and today it is 60!!  It is also rainy and overcast.  Those leaves will certainly start changing even more with the cooler weather.

If you live in the South, you will also see the camellias have started blooming.  I love these plants!!  I couldn't grow them when I lived in NJ but I have a double red one here (right now it is at Megan's house).  It is loaded with buds.  While this one doesn't start blooming until closer to December, it is really beautiful and looks like little cardinals on the leathery leaves.  Here is a photo of one similar:
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I just love this time of year, especially here in the South!!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

They are changing here too. I love fall!

Kay said...

Spring and fall are my favorite seasons. Camellias are so gorgeous!

Susie said...

I think the sugar maples give us the prettiest colors. Smiles, Susie

Unknown said...

It has more buds then it ever has on it! I think it wants to live here forever!

Lindsay Ledgerwood said...

I just found your blog, and I have really enjoyed reading your posts! I love this time of year. I can imagine how beautiful the leaves are in Concord. Thanks for sharing!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!