Officially, summer has ended, and autumn has arrived, but this change is reflected in the photos below as I toured my backyard this morning, which definitely indicated a change in the seasons.
You can find Christy's photos here, and Bill's photos here.
So take a morning tour with me around my backyard as I share with you photos of saying goodbye to summer.....and saying hello to autumn.
|My tomatoes are still ripening on the vine.|
|The burning bush shows a beautiful display of fiery red.|
|The maple tree in the front yard is slowly beginning to turn yellow.|
|The Oregon Grape leaves turn from green to red.|
|The Mountain Ash tree is full of berries, and has been for quite a while. There is an old adage that says "If there are lots of mountain ash berries, then it will be a cold, hard winter". We'll see soon if this is true.|
|I forget how beautiful the peonies become as their leaves turn.|
|The Coneaster bush has lovely red berries.|
|Some late ripening raspberries.|
|A casualty of colder temperatures...a leaf from one of the zucchini plants.|
|Green leaf lettuce still ready to pick.|
|But, alas, the Ruby Red has bolted into a tiny lettuce forest.|
|The Tri-Color Beech tree is showing off the early autumn colors.|
|One Moonbeam Coreopsis plant still has some blooms.|
|And my pink geranium basket is still creating new blooms.|