Autumn Sweet Gum Leaves
Waxing Crescent Moon (12-02-2019)
Autumn Chinese Tallow Berries
While I was waiting for Sara to come home from school, I walked towards her and photographed several photos of the leftover Autumn foliage on our street. After all it’s still Fall until December 21.
Katelynn built a big pile of leaves in the backyard, just to jump in it ad have a blast.
“This is cozy! Now, I can see why animals use leaves as bedding material for Winter.”
Zoey: “Are you okay, Katelynn? is everything okay? Let me kiss you and see, if you are okay.” Katelynn: “OMG, stinky dog breath! Zoey, I’m okay! Don’t kiss me with that cat poop tongue! AAAAHHHH! GROSS!”
Yesterday, Kevin gave the girls a chore for today. He wanted to get the fallen leaves swept off the deck. Katelynn decided to make it a fun game to sweep and rake the leaves together into a big pile, so she could jump into it. And yep, even a 16-year-old can have fun in a big pile of Autumn leaves. After she was done and got many doggy kisses from Zoey, she tossed the leaves into our garden beds. Tomorrow, her and Sara have to do this chore all over again. In the meantime, it rained a lot more leaves from our Bradford trees this evening.
🍂 Happy Fall Break 2019! 🍂
Autumn Bradford Pear Leaves II
Autumn Bradford Pear Leaves I
Nest for Rent! Needs a little work and preparation for the following Spring; sits in a beautiful tree surrounded by oak leaves and is hard to reach for predators. Nest can make a beautiful nursery for up to five bird children. First comes, first serves!
The trees become more naked by the days.
The constant change of the temperatures brings more Autumn colors into North Texas. On a different note, the wind blows the leaves from the branches in no time. So, timing is everything for the next few days. If I miss the window, Autumn will be gone and the trees will be bare. Every day counts to make the Autumn feeling last just a little bit longer. This afternoon, I’ve also noticed that our Bradford Pear trees changed into their maroon/golden dresses. From one day to the other, they went from deep green into this beautiful red and a few splashes of golden-yellow. The wind makes them dance in my garden. Soon, we will have a nice blanket of Autumn in our backyard.
Delta Airlines above our house
Chinese Tallow Berries
German Proverb: “Lieber den Spatz in der Hand, als die Taube auf dem Dach”; Literally translated: Rather the sparrow in my hands, than the dove on the roof; Meaning: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Well, in my case, the sparrow sits on the roof as well. 😄😉
Autumn Waning Crescent Moon
This Northern Mockingbird sings its morning song of Frosty Nights.
Randy is back!!!
The morning sun viewed through the Autumn Red Oak Leaves
While Kevin did his workout with his friends, I took a little stroll with my camera through the neighborhood this morning. It was very rewarding. In early morning, our roofs were covered in a thin layer of frost. But once the Sun came above the horizon, it warmed up very nicely. The Waning Gibbous Moon was still high in the sky. And the birds sang their songs about frosty Autumn nights.
The sun peaks through the clouds and the Autumn Ash Tree I
Autumn Scarecrow Garden Light
The sun peaks through the clouds and the Autumn Ash Tree II
Autumn Ash foliage on the ground
Autumn Texas Red Oak Leaf
Crape Myrtle Seed Capsules
Autumn Photinia on the side of our house
The sun poked through the clouds. And that was a good opportunity to capture more photos of Autumn. We are still not out of the woods with rain. It suppose to get wetter and cooler this week. Today, it was warm and humid in the upper 70s. I had to turn on my air conditioner in the car. otherwise, I’ve almost melted, while picking up Sara from school this afternoon. 🥵🍁🍂🍃
Methley Plum Rain Drops
Wilted Sunflower from last Summer
When the ash tree changes it’s dress from Summer to Autumn, it won’t take long until the rest of trees follow it, in our street.
Summer/ Autumn Bradford Pear Leaves
I just love these Autumn Colors – Bradford Pear
Texas Sage Rain Droplets
Texas Sage Rain Droplets
Yeah, this is how I like November: Not too cold, some soaking rains, and the changing of the colors into Autumn. The season has officially arrived in our street. our neighbor’s ash tree changed into it’s golden dress. Soon, the other trees will follow with their beautiful Autumn dresses as well.