Sunday, November 6, 2011

One last burst of color…

as Fall fades! (view from our balcony)

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We saw the most beautiful Mums at the

North Carolina Arboretum last week.

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But the colors of the trees are fading and after the wind we had yesterday many have fallen!

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Just a few hanging on…

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Here’s a link to my Mosaic last week. I hope some of you will have time to go look at the amazing rainbow we saw over the mountain!

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! Hope you’ll join us, too!

And please ENTER my GIVEAWAY sponsored

by Hometalk for a $50 Gift Card for Lowe’s!

50 comments:

Bella Vista said...

Diane, those fall leaves are just breathtaking. Gorgeous pics....as always.

Barb ♥

Kim K. said...

Lovely pictures (as always). I'm noticing that many of our leaves are gone now too. It wont' be long and we'll be need snow shovels. Eek!

Kathy said...

I was enjoying the fall leaves as we drove to lunch today! We had guests to church and the nearest restaurant is about 30 minutes away! Good thing it was on their way! The leaves are brilliant right now - soon we'll see the beautiful structure of these trees and all that they hid throughout the warmer months! Hope you have a marvelous week,
Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

We are going into post peak here. The colors were really pretty this year.

Pondside said...

How precious those last few coloured leaves are!

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful color in warm shades and beautiful lavenders. Wising you well! Cathy

Mary said...

Oh, those mums are so beautiful!

Pat said...

Gorgeous color!!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful display of colors in fall season.

Kim, USA said...

Yup it is fading slowly and soon we are going to see white around us.I hope not too soon though. Happy Monday!

Mosaic Monday

Lavender Cottage said...

I love the colour of those mum, they're stunning.
The rainbow's very nice, especially with the mountainous background.
Judith

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Love, love, love the mums. They are everywhere in our town and neighborhoods. So lovely.
QMM

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful colors...love the mums particularly!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Our trees have survived so many storms this summer into fall that the leaves have not had a chance to turn too many colors as yet..they may fall off before they do! I loved the mum in your mosaic..they were so colorful and full!

Snap said...

The Autumn colors leave too fast. The mums are amazing! Happy Monday!

podso said...

Wow those mums are gorgeous! And the fall leaves. Here in the piedmont I'd say the color is at it's peak. I will have to visit the Arboretum sometime!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. Those mums are a gorgeous shade.

Kasia said...

Ahhh fall fading! ^.^ BUT winter is coming and christmas and snow and... Yipee! :D Lovely pictures though!

Hugs,

Terra said...

The mums are a beautiful hue, and I like the fall colors in your photos.

Dayle said...

Stopping by from Mosaic Mondays. You've created something wonderful here. The mums are such a lovely color.

Teagarden said...

I'm in love with the fall this year...
Have a nice week,
Markus

koralee said...

Such beauty all around us..those purple mums are stunning. Hugs to you for a great week.

Lilybets said...

..a little tree is growing in my balcony,It comes from the Nord of Italy,where I took from see in a past trip...it's red and yellow now!!!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Autumn is so beautiful, but also so short.
Your images are lovely, especially the last, which really says it all.
Have a wonderful week, dear friend.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

You are so lucky to live in a place where the leaves change. Here in Southern California the only thing that changes seems to be the celebrities husbands (I am referring to Kim Kardashian-LOL).

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Wandering Thought said...

It's very lovely to see the last burst of autumn. We are getting too much rain, and the colors are doomed!

Veronica said...

Oohhh the colours are gorgeous! we do not get such intense colouring here during autumn as it is not cold enough!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

magda said...

Thank you very much my dear friend, for so kind words!
I wish you, to come in Greece, very soon....:)
Wonderful wiew of your balcony!!!
Your autumn photos are great!!!
Best regards

tilli said...

beautiful blog!

missing moments said...

Just catching up from being gone ... love your burst of colors. Everything seems to have become more colorful since we have returned!

Lorrie said...

Yes, we must enjoy these colors while they last - the leaves are falling quickly. What a beautiful part of the world you live in.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The view from your balcony is simply stunning, I would just want to sit there for hours on end.

Ana said...

Oh those Mums are beautiful and so is the breathtaking view from your balcony. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Joy said...

Beautiful photos, love the shade of the pretty purple mums...well I think they are mums. Off to sign up for that Lowes card. dh loves
to shop there.

ellen b. said...

You found some beautiful color! Lovely mosaic.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi there, and thank you so much for visiting my blog today... your photos are stunning... I am curious about your "donate" button on your sidebar, have not seen that before... do you donate to needy causes, animal funds and such? xoxo Julie Marie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a beautiful view!!! It is always so sad to see the leaves go . . . guess we have to hunker down, endure the winter and dream of spring now!

JG said...

What beautiful photos!

Thank you for your VERY KIND words on my blog. Today we did get our internet + t.v. service back. So very thankful we all are o.k. Western MA + CT is recovering from the nor'easter, slowly. Crews came up from FL to start removing tree debris along our tree belts. Gigantic trucks with large claws. So many people from everywhere helping.
~Judy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how beautiful!!! These pictures are gorgeous!!
XO
Cindy

The French Hutch said...

The Mums are such a lovely color. The view from your balcony is breathtaking. We are still enjoying the beautiful Autum colors too.
Enjoy your week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Donna said...

Pretty, pretty!

Heart n Soul said...

beauty is everywhere ... we just have to look for it. LOVELY :)

laurie said...

beautiful stunning, i so enjoyed these photos,

Cindy said...

Love both the mums and the tree! Our leaves are fading fast now, too, but it's been a gorgeous autumn for color! Thanks for stopping by and comment on my MZ teacup and saucer!
Cindy

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Your balcony view is gorgeous. Your pics are always beautiful. Those mums are stunning.
Mine are blooming in yellow rust and deep red, but the color you share is so pretty.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I have been off line, but back up and running now and so glad. I really missed blogland.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jann Olson said...

The mums are gorgeous! Yes, are Fall is fading also. Soon old man winter will be here.

asoulsoiree said...

stunning pics, beautiful fall capture .... and thanks for popping by.

michelle said...

Wow those mums are beautiful! I don't think I have seen that color here, mostly they are golds, brown, reds. The leaves here are almost gone now too, maybe a few trees still trying to hold on. :)
Enjoy your day!
xoxo

cindy said...

What a breathtakng view. I can picture myself on your dec with a cup of hot coffee while watching the sunrise.

i’m a follower
cindy

Carol said...

Autumn is such a colourful time of year - I love it. Your photos are beautiful.