Last week we had some gorgeous warm and sunny days for almost late October.
This is what our maple trees looked like last Monday, October 17.
And here they are on Tuesday after three days of rain and wind. One good thing is that the wind blew most of the leaves across the road and into the ditch! :)
I took this photo during the rain on Saturday when it was a balmy 19 degrees Celsius. On Sunday we woke up to 5C and a gusty southwest wind. I don't know how a wind from that direction can be so cold but it was!
The burning bush is burning up this year. I love the variegated leaves in green and dark red too.
A plant growing in the crotch of the tree.
On another tree which has a lot of decay on it I found two clusters of mushrooms like these growing in a crack. We really need to take that tree down. It's the one with the leaves still clinging to it and I hate to part with it but half of it is dying and could break off.
This is our Manitoba Maple tree in the back yard edited in Picasa.
The same tree as above stripped bare from the weekend wind and rain.
Sun dabbles in the valley.
Its looking rather drab these days.
Crow in the lane.
Leftover colours show against the starker bare trees.
I think this is pretty well the end of the fall colours for around here. It won't be long before we have some white on the ground.
How are the fall colours in your neck of the woods?
I hinted a while back that we are having some work done at our house. Well progress is being made and we have 3 sides of the house and garage clad in new siding and two brand new windows added to the south end of the house. These let in beautiful sunshine and light and will also create a lovely air circulation through the house in the summer months. Our siding was just white before so this warm khaki shade is a nice change.
The next phase is in the works with a mudroom/entry being added on the front of the house. The contractor is here today getting the roof and entry closed in before the rain starts this afternoon. I kind of wish we'd done this early in the year as the weather was so nice but contractors are so busy. I'll share more when it is completed. You'll have to wait in suspense until then....and that may not be for a few more weeks!
Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.