Window Views

The Upstate saw its first frost this week, with temperatures just below freezing on Sunday and Monday nights.  Nonetheless, sunny and mild days continue and many of the deciduous trees in the neighborhood, with the exception of tulip poplars (Liriodendron tuliperifera), are at their height of autumn color.  Typically, the last leaves are cleared away in late November or early December, but we are behind schedule this year.  Today, the views from inside are stunning.


From my desk chair looking towards the neighbor’s house across the street.


Golden hickory trees and russet oaks outside the sunroom.


And from the living room, a peek at the vibrant Kousa dogwood (Cornus) beside the carport.

For those who tolerate my frequent objections to shade, these photos will give you an idea of what I’m up against.  There are no complaints just now, however.  The views are too pretty for protest.

20 thoughts on “Window Views

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Fran–The sunroom is a haven to be sure. The office window, however, is my salvation. Thank goodness I have something to provide a break from the computer every once in a while!

  1. karen

    We have an enormous beech tree in the back garden, and like your sunroom, the whole house glows for about two weeks when the leaves turn golden. It’s just as if someone is shining a big bright light through the glass. Your autumn colours are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos. Karen


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