Wednesday, November 16, 2011


The view as I head home...turn right at the fire hydrant...Autumn  in the 'Hollow'. The trees look like they are on fire in the sunshine!

And now I've got to blow the fallen leaves to the compost bins, sigh...



EmptyNester said...

So pretty! We are having a lot of color right now too. God is quite the painter, isn't he?

Shelly said...

Glorious! For those of us who are "tree deprived" areas, this is an expecially beautiful scene.

Shady Del Knight said...

Loves right back atcha, Sush! Like our friend Shelly I live in a deciduous deprived zone. Palm trees do not change much with the seasons. Thank goodness for blogs like yours that show us what we're missing! Happy WW to you, dear friend!

Anonymous said...

now thats what I like , lots of trees, beautiful!!!

Claudia Moser said...

The colour mix is amazing, good luck with the leaves! :)

Thisisme. said...

It really is so lovely to see all these beautiful colour on the trees at the moment. Nature puts on a stunning show for us! Don't like it when the leaves are down though, and we have to get rid of them. Hee Hee!

Bossy Betty said...

How did you convince them to all go with different hues? So pretty!

Pearl said...

Very nice. That was Minneapolis about a month ago. And now -- the snow cometh...


Ellie said...

What beautiful big trees and the colours are amazing.

Sush said...

EmptyNester...It is stunning, but with a rainy, windy cold front approaching I'm thinking it's coming to an end.

Shelly and Tom...I grew up in tropical New Orleans. palm trees, live oaks abounded. The closest we came to autumn color were the golden rain trees. I now am a dedicated fall devotee!

Laurie...only nature strokes a better brush than you.

Claudia....The color is really pretty, but the cleaning is UGH!

Diane...Like I said to Claudia...UGH! LOL!

Betty... It wasn't easy getting all the colors to cooperate, there was a higher 'authority' making that arrangement!

Pearl...I have a nephew and his wife living in Minneapolis. They weren't happy to see the salt bins by the mail boxes I was told. They're moving to Michigan so I think they'll still see many a salt bin.

Ellie...They are amazing for now...soon they'll be large sticks!

C... said...

Blowing is better than raking! Except for the stinky fuel smell.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't have your email so I am answering you about a man cave.

Yeah hubs comes in and wants to re-arrange the kitchen - tell me what to cook and what to buy - watches what I buy - talks to me when I'm blogging - I love his hobby and man cave. teehee

Belle said...

What a lovely neighborhood you live in! My mom's street looks like this. The trees in my area are a lot younger but they fill out more each year. Hugs.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Hahaha, I had to read the title 3 (!!!) times until it clicked - my brain is going into meltdown... Love those colours, it's such a beautiful season. Hope you're well, Love from London xo

yaya said...

Our trees are bare here...but yours are sure beautiful! Enjoy them before this season of color is over. I just read the previous post about the fairies and stinkin' cute! Made me smile! Made me wish we had faewies in our trees!

Sweet Tea said...

Ohhhh, that is Slap-Yo-Mama-Gorgeous!! We are just beginning to see the tiniest bit of color here.

karen said...

I guess for everything wonderful there can be an opposing consequence. But the leaves are so gorgeous I think I'd take the consequence. Just chillax, darlin'. Someone I know just gave me that good advice.

Holly said...

Wow! This is a beautiful photo!

LOLA said...

So beautiful. I love the title of your blog. I noticed your comment at Life 101. I'm going to follow you, and I hope you'll follow me too.


Betty Jo said...

Hi Sush! I found your link at Laurie's blog. Beautiful trees! Now that I'm living in the city it's hard to get photos, with so many cars speeding by, but there have been some beauties around here. I now live in NC too, moved from the mountains of TN, a few months ago so didn't expect much in the way of fall like I was used to. It has been a delightful surprise to see the city has fall color too!!

Betty Jo said...

PS: I'm going to be your newest follower as soon as I finish typing this comment!

Sush said...

C...I had soooo many leaves I ended up using a combination of blower and rake. My blower is electric so no fumes. However the neighbor across the street must have felt sorry for my struggles for the four hrs it took to clear them away and came over with his two gas powered blowers and finished it up for me in a flash. I have to admit those fumes were smelling very good by then!

Sandie...LOL you DO have my email but I guess don't have it tied to the blog...I'll email you so you can maybe put it in to connect me to it! Man Cave...gotta work on it here...

Belle...The trees are beautiful but I'll bet you will be amazed in a few years at how yours have grown!

Carole...Probably not the best attempt at phonetically spelling Fire! LOL!

YaYa...Spent all day clearing note to C! Storm last night and you can hardly tell I had done a thing...Oh Well!

Sweet Tea...I remember Southern La Fall...mostly Golden Rain Trees, lol!

Karen...Happy to know you be chillaxin...that's a good thing!

Holly...I just happened to drive home at the time when the sun was setting the leaves ablaze!

Lola...Thanks for the compliment and I'm your now following you!

Betty Jo...Welcome to the site and I'm now following you as well! Hope you learn to love NC as much as I do!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh my ...... you live in one gorgeous area my friend.



Sush said...

Jo...yes it is very lovely in the fall!