Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Autumn Jewels

When I was teaching we used to sing a song in assembly that started "Autumn days when the grass is jewelled", and my garden is definitely jewelled at the moment.

My beautiful snake-bark maple tree's leaves are turning glorious colours,


they lie in piles covering the paths and beds,


and sometimes rest for a while on other shrubs,


a tiny respite in their final journey.

12 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

I love this time of year, we've a glorious display in Suffolk this Autumn - aren't we lucky!

And we had a little sunshine and blue sky today to show the colours at their best! I'm envious of your Snake-bark Maple, a stunning tree all through the year.

Celia

Pomona said...

Just come over from Silverpebble - I love the colours in your photos!

Pomona x

Planet Penny said...

I've just arrived from Silver Pebble too, gorgeous colours against the blue sky!

Anna said...

I like that phrase from the song Su - most apt for this time of year. I think that I could forgive that maple for shedding its leaves on the lawn - I am raking up the not quite as pretty willow :)

Paula said...

The colours on those leaves are wonderful, I love this time of the year too.

Toffeeapple said...

The colours here in North Bucks have been lovely too. We had sun all day again today, I hope it continues.

Mrs. Micawber said...

What beautiful leaves. I don't think I've heard of snake-bark maple (although we have plenty of other kinds here in Wisconsin where I live). Thanks for sharing the last flames of the year's colour.

Boxoftrix said...

Oh Im living the autumn colours at the moment, we took Charlotte for a walk to the nearby park today and the colours were so pretty, its funny I dont wear or work with these colour very often but I do love to see them in nature.
Yvonne

Sue said...

Autumn days, when the grass is jewelled
And the silk in a chestnut shell
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled
All these things I love so well
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget
To say a great big thank you
No, I mustn't forget.

Loved this song. Never seen planes being refuelled though. Thanks for the memory jog and the lovely photos.

Linda said...

Lovely photos Su...must admit the colours of Autumn are exquisite, but I hate the dark, wet days it can bring!

Jo said...

There's some gorgeous autumnal colour around at the moment, it seems to be hanging on a little longer than usual this year.

Cottage Garden said...

We have been enjoying a glorious display of colour - all the better for viewing against a blue sky. Lovely images Su.

Jeanne
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