End of Month View (from my windows), October 2013

Shade-making trees enrich the experience of every season. In summer, their cloak of green gives us privacy from our neighbors and provides valuable habitat for wildlife. In winter, their bare branches open our view to the heavens, as well as distant spots on the horizon, and they etch a lacy pattern across the earth as the sun sweeps across the sky. During seasons of transition, they are the most notable indicator of change, with spring’s chartreuse buds heralding a return of life and growth, and autumn’s colorful foliage forecasting decline and completion. Best of all, however, is the simple fact that they make the garden a place to linger and enjoy.

Today, here are my windows on the world…

From the living room at the front of the house, a pink dogwood in a salmon frock and a neighbor's dashing yellow maple.

From the living room at the front of the house, a pink dogwood in a salmon frock and a neighbor’s dashing yellow maple.

From the bedroom, a mass of golden-leaved Carolina silverbell under towering tulip poplars and oaks.

From the bedroom, a mass of golden-leaved Carolina silverbell under towering tulip poplars and oaks.

From the kitchen, the long view across the river.

From the kitchen, the long view across the river.

From the kitchen sink, a colorful array of dogwoods, sweetgums, and hickories above the evergreen foliage of winter-blooming camellias.

From the kitchen sink, a colorful array of dogwoods, sweetgums, and hickories above the evergreen foliage of winter-blooming camellias.

Visit Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog, to see how other gardens are strutting their stuff on October 31st.

12 thoughts on “End of Month View (from my windows), October 2013

  1. Janet/Plantalisciousj

    I am envious of all that autumn colour, none of that round here really yet, and lots of the trees have already lost their leaves without indulging in any of that colour changing alchemy in the mean time!

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  2. pbmgarden

    What a scenic haven Marian! Your Carolina silverbell is nice. I keep hearing they’re wonderful trees. We’ve just begun to have autumn color this week. That first frost did the trick.

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  3. ginnytalbert

    You certainly have some splendid vistas, Marian. Color has been slow to come along this fall. Love the view from the LR window. What is the little guy in front of the neighbor’s yellow maple?

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