28 Apr 2013

autumn is here, but blowing away

Isn't this beautiful? My cut-leaf birch trees, aglow, in the early morning sun:

This weekend's ferocious winds are blowing too many of the leaves off the young slender branches - my yard is scattered with the golden confetti of the leaves. Autumn leaves are such a fleeting wonder.

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  1. I have the same trees, and the same problem. Glorious, but fleeting. I love the trunks of your trees - so sculptural. Mine are surrounded by evergreen shrubs, so I don't get that effect. It may be a gardening mistake I will have to rectify..

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    1. i planted my seven birches in a higgedly piggedly line and have only have bulbs planted underneath. it looks lovely now, bare, and in spring when the bulbs are in full show. and yes the changing trunks are really beautiful too. so get in there Jo and edit out those shrubs!

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  2. So pretty! I have a Japanese Maple I planted in my courtyard as a feature. I adore it! It has the beautiful red trunk and leaves that change from green, yellow to red. I also love the scattering of leaves. I love that it is constantly changing with the seasons. A little like us...:))

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    1. good morning SB! your red japanese maple sounds glorious. I love red autumn leaves, and would have loved those in my garden, but i fell for the small jaggedy edges of the leaves on a cut-leaf birch.
      and you are so right about changing :-)

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  3. Anonymous02 May, 2013

    Hi e. Very pretty indeed! Autum is my favourite time of year. SB this is D, I also agree with your changing with the seasons comment :-)

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    1. autumn seems to be the favourite time for many here is tassie.

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  4. Anonymous02 May, 2013

    I missed the m in autumn. I can spell you know :-P

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    1. what's a missing M between friends :-)

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