Fall is one of my favorite seasons. We didn’t get enough rain to REALLY color up the entire woods, but we did get quite a lot of nice color. Here, in case you would like something beautiful to look at for a moment, are some of the pictures I’ve taken over the past couple of weeks, mostly while out with Pippa, who gets a lot of special individual walks.
Japanese maple. Yes, the Ilex glabra shrubs behind this maple do go all the way up to the eaves. I can’t bear to cut them down.
I planted a Persian perrotia, which stubbornly refuses to color up the way they are supposed to. This is the second one I planted, when I gave up on the first. THIS is how they are supposed to look in the fall. At the moment, just six feet tall or so, but someday this will be a small tree.
Dad and I agree this is probably a sassafras, but it’s hard to tell for sure because the leaves are way up there. Mostly sassafras don’t color up all at once the way this tree did.
My Amur cork tree, which is still a baby, but it was about eight inches tall when I planted it, so it’s coming along. This is the best fall color it’s ever shown.
Pippa, shown here with her friend Conner next to her, is doing so much better! She does not really need separate walks anymore; she just likes them. Though her vision is not great, that has improved so much she is almost back to where she was prior to her seizure. She, like all dogs, now once again greets every new day with joy.
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