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.
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.