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Bits of Fall Color


Trees backlit by morning sun

Our fall color this year was mostly muted, but when the sun came out, it brightened the views around the yard!


Low sunshine makes deep shadows on the grass

Fallen leaves were not as pretty as usual, but still a few bright spots!

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Sunshine makes these leaves show off

DSC_1268_095 11-8-17 first frost

Willow tree leaves show golden in the autumn sun

All the trees are now mostly bare and we’ve had heavy frosts and first snow.  Time to find a comfy chair, a mug of hot cocoa, and a good book to read.



Eastern White Pine

Early in spring, the Eastern White Pine trees have unique flowers.  I’ve gone back to the trees (luckily, in my yard) several times to catch their progress.

DSC_5490_034 5-3-17 pine blossom

White Pine blossom

DSC_5479_34 5-3-17 white pine blm

White Pine Blossom

These two blossoms are on different trees.


Sun’s Glow

Branches bathed in sunlight.



Blossoms Today

This is the first year I’ve found blossoms lingering so late!  Mother Nature seems to be having a good year.