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Autumn Rain

Autumn rain makes the colors so bright and beautiful. The falling, bright colored leaves seem like a celebration. The Hickories are turning bright gold:

 The Burning Bush on the west side of the house is slowly being painted scarlet:

 The shrub roses adorn themselves with raindrop pearls:

The Hostas drink all the water they can by gathering with their big jungle leaves and storing it deep into their root systems:

The Hydrangeas' fall colors shimmer in the rain. Muted pink, purple, and green pastels blend into each other, looking like organza dresses at an old-fashioned ice cream social:

 The crabapples look good enough to eat. But we know better.

 The Hickories and Oaks live in harmony, celebrating Autumn together.


  1. Beautiful! Love your description of the hydrangeas...

  2. Wow what a lot of color you still have at this time of the year in your garden. Lovely.
    Have a lovely sunday.
    gr. Marijke

  3. Rain does indeed make everything look new again and refreshed. I'm hoping for some rain this week, too. Your hydrangeas are looking beautiful!

  4. Thank you, they have such a lasting power. I know I could cut and dry them, but I like leaving them on during fall/winter to add some visual interest.

  5. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    Everything looks more beautiful with tiny raindrop pearls, doesn't it? Unlike August, we have enjoyed regular rainfall this past month and a half. I find that it makes all the difference in the attitude of the plants in the garden. They puff up and seem renewed, despite the lateness in the season.


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