Monday, October 25, 2010

this week the little red car sped us along the highways and the byways to search for some fall trees...but alas...

autumn has not been as pretty here in the Niagara region...not as nice as last year because the leaves are falling before they have even put their reds and goldens on!..
a dry summer has made them fragile and winds and rain have been stripping the green leaves off and throwing and swirling them all over the place!

there are a few golden flowers...but just look at that half dressed tree!

these are not even THINKING about changing colour!

at least there is one in the crowd here who is dressed in red finery.

god has thrown in many bouquets of purple and yellow flowers.
good thing because as you can see these green trees are just day dreaming and too lazy to put on their fine clothing!

green green leaves and a half dressed tree!

the little red car even tried to see if niagara falls offered us anything...

but except for a few ruby sumac bushes which have been very pretty this year, we found nothing better than what we have in our own front city yard
and so home we returned...

to photograph our beautiful white birch was absolutely stunning wrapped in its golden cloak.

the little red car wanted a couple of pictures of bernie and me so that there would be a touch of red at least this ruby post tuesday.

and that is when we spotted our neighbours tiny little red maple leaf and so we snapped this picture.

just look at this smarty pants with the splash of golden leaves all over its fire engine red roof and hood!

our lawn has a fine golden carpet and here you can see that our burning bush has finally decided to turn is about two weeks behind!

now at the end of the day here is a really beautiful moon,
it took pity on us and asked the sunset to give us a little smudge of pink for ruby tuesday and so i have put this picture in!

happy ruby tuesday everybody!....god bless you terry


Jada's Gigi said...

What a golden autumn you are having! :)

reg said...

wonderful there Terry this post was just beautiful. I think the Baby sitter still has a few tricks up her sleeve!!!!! I always so enjoy the stories of the travels of the little red czar, oops I meant CAR.

Lui said...

Wow! A long search for red that ends on a full moon!

Carole Burant said...

When we were in Niagara Falls last weekend we noticed that there wasn't much colour in the trees. Over here in my northern part of the country the colours were gorgeous but now all of the leaves are off the trees so the woods look dark and dreary. You still managed to find some colour, though, and in your own yard:-) xoxo

Felisol said...

Just beautiful.

♥ Kathy said...

I think all the pictures are beautiful Terry. I really like your tree & your neighbors tree :) I hope you had the best Ruby you ♥

Felisol said...

Beautiful Canadian autumn report.
I like your way of bloggging, the way you are presenting your country and your life. Soon I'll be half Canadian!

Jim said...

Happy RT Day, Terry! You found some pretty colors even if not a whole lot of reds. Our trees down here haven't turned yet.

I like your pretty goldenrods. They are the state flower of Nebraska. I blog about them every now and then. I just came back from Iowa where they have a lot too.

Some time when I am there Mrs. Jim and I should venture up to Sumner. It is 64 miles to the north using I-380.

Amrita said...

Beautiful photos Terry.

I am feeling a bit down. My physical disabilities are slowing me down, making life so hard, my responsibilitie become too much to bear. Sometime s I don 't have any strength in me.