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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We wanted to join the LLB Gang on their Nature Friday blog hop this week. These pictures were taken a week ago and show off some of the beautiful fall colors we had in our yard this year.

Backyard trees

The big yellow tree is our Katsura tree with our Linden tree to the right. The linden tree doesn’t really change color much before dropping all its leaves.

Japanese Maple trees with a Fringe tree in the middle

Let’s take a close look at some of those colorful leaves.

Japanese Maple with Barberry in front

Japanese Maple

Here is a closer look at the leaves on this tree.

Multicolored leaves on same tree

We love how this tree has leaves that range in color from yellow to orange to red. This particular tree has never looked so good.

More Japanese Maple Leaves

At the back of the yard is another Japanese Maple with the beautiful leaves you see above. Let’s take a look at some non Japanese Maple trees in our yard.

Stewartia (on left) and Hickory tree

Last but not least here is a look at one of our varieties of spirea we have.

Spirea leaves

We can’t remember this spirea looking this colorful before.

That is it for a look at some of our fall foliage. We hope you enjoyed our beautiful fall colors. Since these pictures were taken most of the leaves have fallen off the trees and we even had some snow today.

Be sure to pop over to the LLB Gang blog and check out the other Nature Friday blog hop posts.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie here.

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I’m hanging out under what my dad likes to call…

The Best Seat in the Yard

The Best Seat in the Yard

Our beautiful Katsura tree is looking the best it ever has in fall this year. It’s full of beautiful yellow leaves. We have lots of color in our yard and last week Walter showed you the Japanese maple trees. This week I’ll show some of the other trees and shrubs that are showing some lovely colors.

The Stewartia tree shows off its beautiful orange and yellow leaves.

The Stewartia tree shows off its beautiful orange and yellow leaves.

Oak leaf hydrangea (burgundy) against climbing hydrangea (yellow)

Oak leaf hydrangea (burgundy) against climbing hydrangea (yellow)

Multi-colored Spirea leaves

Multi-colored Spirea leaves

Parrotia Persica tree leaves

Parrotia Persica tree leaves

I love to see the beautiful colored leaves against our evergreens too.

Blueberry against a pine shrub

Blueberry against a pine shrub

Four colors and textures

Four colors and textures

Fallen Japanese maple leaves on blue spruce

Fallen Japanese maple leaves on blue spruce

Sometimes the leaves fall on the rocks our dad “planted” in the garden and that makes a pretty picture too.

Red maple leaves on moss covered rock

Red maple leaves on moss covered rock

Grape leaf Japanese maple leaf

Grape leaf Japanese maple leaf

Another view of "The best seat in the yard".

Another view of “The best seat in the yard”.

I’ll sign off with this picture of our yard. It was just a perfect fall day and Walter and I enjoyed our time outside. I hope you enjoyed seeing our beautiful fall colors. Sadly as of the writing of this post most of the leaves are down. At least we have these beautiful pictures to look back on.

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here.

Walter - fall colors backyard

We are finally seeing some great color changes in our yard. The above picture was taken a couple of days ago and the big tree in the middle, a katsura tree, is now all yellow. Today I’m going to show you just the colors on our Japanese maple trees. We have a wide variety of them throughout the yard and boy are they putting on quite a show.

Japanese maple - south side of yard

Check out the beautiful yellow and orange on the Japanese maple on the right above.

Japanese maple - south side of yard 2

Now lets look at a different view of that same tree. You can see much more orange to red color on this side.

Japanese maple yellow barberry

Here is one of the lacy varieties of Japanese maple next to our yellow barberry.

Japanese maple - feather like leaves

This is a close up of that maple tree. Don’t the leaves kind of remind you of feathers? My mom said it reminds her of a feather boa, whatever that is.

Japanese maple - leaves

Here is a close up of some pretty leaves against the grey bark of the tree.

Japanese maple - leaves - back gate

One more close up of the leaves on another tree. These leaves are like a big fan and have such pretty colors ranging from yellow to dark orange.

Red Maple - Japanese maples - south east corner of house

Last but not least just look at the trees in this picture. The red tree on the far right and the one in the center are both Japanese maples. The lighter yellow/orange one in the background on the left is a Red Maple (not a Japanese type).

In case you were wondering what that darkish brown is on the corner of our house it is caulk that our dad put in some holes that a crazy wood pecker has been hammering into our house. It is one of the downfalls of having a cedar sided house. As you know we love the birdies around here but we didn’t want one making a home inside our house!

I hope you enjoyed this walk around our yard. Next week I’ll show you some of the other trees and shrubs that are giving us a nice show of color. Happy Fall everyone!

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Even without color fall leaves are beautiful.

Japonicum vitifolium leaves in autumn

Japonicum vitifolium leaves in autumn

We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.

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Hi everyone it’s Walter here. We sure have been enjoying a colorful fall around here.

Let me show you around the yard.

Let me show you around the yard.

Don’t forget that you can click on any image to see it bigger (I strongly suggest you start with the first picture…BOL).

First let me show you our Katsura tree that is in the middle of the yard.

Katasura tree in fall color

Katsura tree in fall color

Mom and dad say this is the best fall color we have ever seen on this tree in the 25 years they have been living here (boy that must make them older than dirt). Next up are a couple of Japanese maple trees.

Japanese maple trees in fall color on far left and right

Japanese maple trees in fall color on far left and right

Now let’s go in for a closer look at that tree on the left. It almost looks like it is on fire!

Japanese Maple Leaves

Japanese Maple Leaves

In the back of the yard one of the most colorful shrubs is just starting to turn color.

Doublefile Viburnum in fall color

Doublefile Viburnum in fall color

Here is the view from the back of the yard looking towards the house showing the Stewartia, Maple and Hickory trees.

Stuartia - Maple - Hickory trees (left to right)

Stewartia – Maple – Hickory trees
(left to right)

That Stewartia tree is a little one compared to the other two but it sure puts on a great display of color.

Stewartia Tree Leaves

Stewartia Tree Leaves

Last but not least our dad caught this shot of a beautiful rainbow over our backyard a couple of days ago.

Starling flock flies through a rainbow

Starling flock flies through a rainbow

Rainbows always make us think of our angel sisters and friends that are living on the other side of the Bridge.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at our fall colors.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at our fall colors.

It’s a good thing we got all those pictures because we had some big winds blow through yesterday that knocked most of the leaves off the trees.

Mom is very busy with more crafting projects (something about a wedding shower gift for her niece) and will be out of town later next week (for the shower). We haven’t been able to comment much but we have been reading all our friends blogs and commenting when we can.

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Hi everyone! Sorry we’ve been absent. There is no real excuse other than I, Cindy, have been working hard on a few crochet projects and have not had much blogging time because of it. You can’t hook and use the computer at the same time (at least I can’t). I need to find an eye control system so I can do both.

We have been enjoying some nice fall weather and our trees and shrubs are starting to put on a bit of a show. I thought I would share some views of our back yard that Charlie took earlier this week on a rainy day. (Be sure to click on the images to get a larger view)

Stewartia and Bitternut Hickory trees

Stewartia and Bitternut Hickory trees

The stewartia tree, right outside our back door, puts on a beautiful show every year and the hickory tree is a great backdrop for it.

Stewartia & Bitternut Hickory trees with shrubs

Stewartia & Bitternut Hickory trees with shrubs

Here is another view of those trees with some of the neighboring shrubs. I love the contrast of the dark burgundy leaves of the shrubs with the hickory tree.

Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree

The katsura tree really stands out this year. We don’t always get such beautiful color from it so this year is special.

back yard foliage - east view

Looking to the east a lot of trees and shrubs are changing color.

Acer japonicum Aconitifolium

Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’

This Japanese maple is putting on a spectacular show and is complimented by the hydrangea and barberry.

Acer triflorum & katsura trees

Acer triflorum & katsura trees

Last but not least is another view of the katsura tree (my favorite thing in our yard) with the triflorum maple in the background to the left displaying its beautiful fall color.

I hope you enjoyed this view of our fall foliage. If we have some more nice color I will be sure to share with all of you.

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