Autumn colors

Here in the Rocky Mountain west, we don’t get the range of fall colors a lot of other regions around the US and the world enjoy.

Yes, it is true: our aspen trees are a magnificent sight to behold, with the leaves stirring in the slightest breeze against the backdrop of our clear, azure skies.

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I’ve got a few aspens in my yard, but they haven’t started turning yellow yet (thank god, fall [leading to winter] is coming on too fast)!

So, in Denver, we have a lot of golden fall color.  But, the reds and oranges I’ve loved in my former Massachusetts and Washington state gardens are missing here.

All of this,  plus the fact that I love berries on plants, explains why I am in love with my Virginia creeper, spread across my redwood arbor, right now.  You must overlook the insect-eaten leaves of the few remaining green leaves, and just admire the colors of the blue berries and the reddish leaves.  I love this effect.

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Vines against the lone geranium still blooming its heart out!  And one last nasturtium as well.

 

 

Farewell, summer…it seems like we hardly knew you!

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