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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The cooler weather

has started making the mesquite tree leaves to change color and to start dropping.
It wont be long that the woods will be only a mangle of twisted and thorny trunks.

It is also the time that I start focusing on clearing out some of the brush..........hopefully the rattlesnakes will be more sluggish this time of year..............

although we are dry and brown.............bright red cactus pods

catch my eye in the over growth

and bright red berried are abundant throughout the woods.................we might have a deer or two to come visit.
How about you?
What is still in color around you? Are you under snow?
I would love to hear.

19 comments:

lil red hen said...

Oh my! Do be careful! We are very warm and windy here today and the trees are beautiful. Deer season is in full swing; our son-in-law brought an 8-point by early this morning, harvested from our farm. They eat the meat so we're very glad he could take such a nice one.

Daisy said...

I enjoyed your pictures, Kathleen. We still have plenty of green grass and a few colorful leaves on the trees. The flowers are all done here. We had just a little bit of snow last week, but fortunately, it didn't stay around long.

Muddling Through said...

Isn't God so good - even in the bleakest landscapes, He puts something that we can delight in! Not that your landscape is bleak, just that He does it - again and again.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Kathleen,
things are still pretty green in my fall gardens :o) We are stuffing our faces with greens as fast as we can pick them :o)..I'm praying the snakes around here have found a place to hide and stay there. Do you make jelly or jam out of your prickly pears from the cactus?

peggy said...

Kathleen, it is the weirdest thing...I have a couple of blooms on my forsythia bush. I thought I would try to get a picture on the blog tomorrow. Your pictures are always wonderful with things we don't see here in Michigan.

Terry and Linda said...

We are harvesting corn. But a winter storm is blowing in which may or may not have us stopped. We will know tomorrow moring!

Linda
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http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

jillyヅ said...

You had me until the rattlesnakes;-) Lovely photos.

blessings,
jilly

Sunny said...

Not under snow here in Kentucky bur it is getting a little dull-looking. About the only color here is the pumpkins still sitting on my front porch :) Have a wonderful week Kathleen!

Mitzi said...

I live near Holland, Michigan. We have had a lovely mild fall. Last Thursday it snowed for the first time-huge beautiful flakes that coated my car. All was gone by morning. Now we are enjoying temps near 55-60 degrees which will drop mid week to the low 40's. My two Bradford pear trees lining my drive have finally turned to a beautiful red color. All the other trees in the woods behind us are leafless. Our house sits on an old Christmas tree farm, so we are mainly surrounded by spruce and pine.
I have really enjoyed fall, but look forward to the holidays. Not so much the winter weather.We will get lots of snow as we live about 10 miles inland from Lake Michigan. People here call our snow "lake effect".

Vickie said...

Hi Kathleen. Now I really like those red fruits on the cactus! Are they edible like the "tunas" on the big paddle cactus? I bet the deer like those...

We have alot of brown in our landscape this year with the dead trees. But I will say that the trees that ARE still alive are more colorful than ever this fall! It's like they are making up for their fallen brothers!

Hope I can get some pictures ~~ Have a great week!

Connie said...

Here where I live the fall colors are nearly gone because the trees are now nearly bare. No snow, yet. The weather is fickle, cold, then warm again, then cold again, rain and/or wind sometimes... and so on. It seems to change often. The grass remains green but most of the flowers are gone now from the cold nights.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, that splash of color sure stands out from all the gray drab colors.

I will be wishing for an early Spring.

Paula said...

Our beautiful fall colors are just about gone, Kathleen... no snow yet, but we've had several frosts.
I have a family of deer that used to come around about every day, but now the hunting season is open and I worry about them- I haven't seen them in several days now so may be they are hiding or have moved on to another place.....

Marie said...

Lovely late fall scenes, preparing for winter, with tones of grey and red. Loved the photos!

grammy said...

We have had snow...and freezing weather...now it is warm again...and the wind is gone (it was 99 MPH) but...blink your eyes and it could all happen again (o:

Michaele said...

This post just has Texas written all over it. Thanks for a peek.

nance marie said...

Today's rain and wind is clearing the leaves from where ever they cling and is scattering them hither and yon.

Diana said...

We still have beautiful leaves although they are falling fast. that orange glow this morning was wonderful, have a great weekend, Kathleen,love,Diana

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The crepe myrtle trees here are shedding their leaves in bright colors or yellows and reds. They are quite lovely and lying on the grass ready to be raked and used as mulch. I enjoyed seeing your red berries which brought holiday thoughts to mind.