#Fall Colors – Wordless Wednesday

Let your photo(s) tell your story. Not all the fall colors are on the trees.

A visit to an apple orchard…
A bin outside the grocery store….
My neighbor’s peppers….wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too!
Admiring the nursery stock while buying bulbs
A burning bush catching some afternoon rays…
Ivy creeping along the back fence…
Sumac on my daily walk…
Pumpkin spice and everything nice…
Cider House rules…because an autumn day calls for cider and donuts!

25 thoughts on “#Fall Colors – Wordless Wednesday

  1. Dave says:

    I don’t recall ivy turning like that when I lived in California (just went from green to brown). Also, “wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too?” Wonder how many of your readers will pick up on the underlying meaning 🙂

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    • Joni says:

      My grasscutter said what kind of ivy it was but I’ve forgotten. Not sure re the pepper phrase – do they still make it? My brother has an old Dr. Pepper pop vending machine which he thinks will be vintage someday but for now it’s just taking up space in my mothers garage!

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks Anne. You could be right! It’s just a small patch coming in from the neighbours….the ones that took down all their lovely garden, but spared this small plant.

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  2. Linda Schaub says:

    [Finally catching up here, slowly but surely] … beautiful colors of Fall – the vibrant reds and oranges. I have done a post for next Monday on Fall colors from pics taken recently. Last Sunday, during the all-day rain, after wading through 800 photos on the small camera card, I had some Fall and Park images for Fall blog posts. I saw you had the Sumac leaves here – I did not know that’s what those leaves were. I think I had some of those in my post today. No donuts for the cider? I liked that movie “Cider House Rules”.

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    • Joni says:

      The donuts were in the fuzzy picture above the cider, taken in the grocery store, pumpkin spice donuts, so a bit out of focus as I was trying to be discreet, lest people wonder why I was taking a picture of the donuts instead of just buying them….I am not a fan of pumpkin spice! I never saw that movie, and never read the book because I didn’t like anything by John Irving, I think was the author. I hope to get some leaf pictures on the weekend but it’s so windy tonight that I wonder if half of them will be blown off. Put patio furniture away today and washed all the mildew off the deck so it was a thing of beauty and went I came home tonight from mom’s it’s now littered with leaves! Yard looks bare too….ready for winter.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        We used to go to the cider mill years ago … they did not have pumpkin spice donuts, but had plain donuts with cinnamon sugar on them and they were warm. They were really good. My mom and I used to buy our bread at a produce market about 10 miles each way to get it … the bread was good, didn’t last long, but was our treat. This time of year they had Honeycrisp Apple Cider … pale, almost like apple juice. Everything was pumpkin or apple related the last time I was at the grocery store. My neighbor’s big maple tree will be dropping its leaves by next weekend … that is a two packages of yard waste bag job as more of the tree branches are on my property. It takes a few hours to bag them as there are so many. It’s easier if they’re wet, but I don’t like raking wet leaves. I have not cut down the roses – will do that when I do the leaves and have a whole day outside with pink cheeks. 🙂 I change the sensor light and oil the garage track – was going to do that when it was nice weather and said “how cold could it get anyway before I have to rake?” Now I’m sorry I didn’t do it. Summer was hot and sticky but I wish it was still here.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I had never seen a Sumac leaf and it looks just like what I see growing along the edges of the Creek – I just Googled “Sumac” – your picture does look like that. It’s pretty – looks totally red, just like what I saw. My burning bushes are just starting to get red tinges on them – they never get very red.

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      • Joni says:

        I wonder though Red Sumac is poison and is supposed to have poisonous berries on it in the fall, but these bushes did not have berries? They were in a wooded area near some trees, so not on anyone’s property, so no one to ask.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        There were no berries in the pictures I used, but there is a bush in the Park with those same red leaves that has red berries – so I wonder if they take a while to ripen. Like the Juniper – takes three years to ripen from green berries to blue.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I have some in the backyard – two large ones that my father planted right after we moved here in 1966. I used to prune them but can’t anymore as I can’t reach the top of them on the 5-foot ladder. I don’t like climbing up on a ladder – scared I will fall, so won’t go higher than the second step and only if I can hang onto something. I had two co-workers one year, the same time, over Labor Day weekend, were washing windows at their houses, and made a misstep on the ladder … the attorney broke his ankle and the secretary broke her wrist and couldn’t type due to the way she broke it. Both were off work for awhile. I never liked ladders before – even less now. Anyway, I can’t cut the large ones with a pole cutter either, so they are almost up to the telephone wire. They turn a bright red, a light red. The two at the side of the house are kind of duds – they turn a dark burgundy and I just looked at them today and turning a little bit, but they have never been impressive.

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  3. J P says:

    Congratulations, you have distilled the best of Fall into just a few pictures. Beautiful!

    I am not a fan of pumpkin spice donuts either. Or pumpkin spice anything, for that matter. This may cost me my Fall Fan Club membership card, but so be it.

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