Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Foggy Fall Morning

"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value."
- Claude Monet

This morning the surrounding atmosphere was foggy, changing the light and making the hues of the dogwoods, sassafras, Japanese maples, Virginia creeper, and hydrangea especially vivid.  
The tree in the left corner is a Bradford Pear.  It's just beginning to turn.
Dogwood, willow oak, chestnut oak
Sassafras, Carolina Jessamine, and Virginia Creeper on the fence.
Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Sassafras
Another variety of Japanese Maple - much more colorful!


The blooms on this hydrangea are prettier now than they were in the Spring.

Chestnut oak leaves on winter rye grass

Dogwood and juniper


Sassafras

Gallardia

Coreopsis
Not a very good color combination, but who knew that the hanging basket would still be blooming
when the Virginia Creeper turned?
Such a contrast to the red of the other Japanese Maple.


The fall color changes by the day, sometimes by the hour.  Soon the dogwoods will be bare and the chestnut oaks will be fully turned. And too soon we'll be settling in to the winter months, brightening those early days with the bright colors of the holiday season.

I'm linking up with The Fall Color Project 2011, hosted by Dave at Growing the Home Garden.  Be sure to stop by to see more fall color from all over the United States.


12 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful photos! I love the Monet quote, too. Carla

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Ginny, how beautiful! Love the autumn foliage! The picture with your house and red leaves is my favorite here!

Dave said...

Beautiful fall colors Ginny! I like the red Japanese maple and house picture as well. I don't think the Virginia creeper combination looks bad at all. Sure is nice to still have blooms in your hanging basket! Thanks for joining in the Fall Color Project!

scottweberpdx said...

Absolutely beautiful...I adore the fog...it really transforms a garden...and I agree abou the hydrangea...I love their colors in the fall!

Donna said...

Stunning fall pics and I love this new look here too...the Monet quote is incredible and he is one of my favs...

Antique ART Garden said...

your garden looks so pretty still, great pics !

Alistair said...

I love your Autumn garden Ginny, and the new blog look. Atmosphere and changing looks how true, at times I look out at my modest plot and think, not bad, then the next day under different light conditions even I am impressed.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

My gosh, Ginny, do you have Fall color in this post and the previous one. The overcast and foggy weather always brings out the color punch and make the plants look fresh and healthy too. Beautiful images as always.

Daricia, A Charlotte Garden said...

the color in your yard is truly remarkable...i especially like the vines.

David Marsden said...

Hi Ginny, stunning photos. I really like the chestnut oak leaves on the lawn. And I love the Thich Nhat Hanh quote (I had to google him)! Dave

Stacy said...

Ginny, your garden, the leaves, and the photos are all gorgeous! I love the Monet quote, too. Funny, in the mountains or other "real" outdoors I have no trouble appreciating atmosphere right and left. In the garden, though, somehow I still think it's all about plant combinations, when what I really need is a fog machine! :)

Gloria, Dakota Garden said...

Ginny, you have design a most beautiful fall garden - love it!