Friday, October 31, 2014

Long Island Landscape: All the Colors of Fall

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."~ Albert Camus 
Sometimes the simplest of things in life are best.  Enjoy all the colors of fall! 
 Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
 Coral Bark Maple
Astilbe and Lamb's Ear
Montauk Daisies
 Woodland Path Autumn
Goldenrod
 Autumn Foliage
Ornamental Grasses
                 Tree Bark Pumpkin and Fall Mums
Fall Mums     
 
Seed Pods
         Mill Pond Autumn Colors
Mill Pond Autumn Colors
Mill Pond Autumn Colors
Mill Pond Autumn Colors 
  Visiting Swans

Swans at Mill Pond
Fall Foliage
Autumn Sunset Long Island (View of North Fork)
Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees....
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream...


~Ernest Dowson, "Autumnal"


Linking up with Floral Friday Fotos and Today's Flowers.


As Always...Happy Gardening and Happy Halloween!


Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2014. All rights reserved

25 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the pictures of the lake, the leaves are beautiful. So that's how my astilbe would look like if I didn't cut it, will try to leave up next year.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed. The lake is right down the road within walking distance so I can watch the colors changing by the day. I got these photographs right after a rain when the colors just seemed to pop and wanted to share! The Astilbe make for a nice dried flower after the season is done. Have a nice weekend!

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  2. All the moaners need to stop by here.

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    1. Thanks Ricki. A lot of folks complain about fall but it sure is beautiful. I do look forward to spring and summer more but have to admit I certainly enjoy the changes in the seasons and ever-changing landscape...keeps things interesting! Have a great weekend!

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  3. What a great collection! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment Tom. I am glad to have found your wonderful blog and will be visiting!

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  4. Beautiful fall photos! The pumpkin was so unique with the tree circles on it. And the woodland path looked so inviting! Happy Fall!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I found the bark pumpkin in a local nursery and am enjoying it and the woodland path is just right down the street and extends a few miles for walking. Thanks for visiting and a Happy Fall to you!

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  5. Wonderful autumn photos! I love the lake and the swans.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting Gunilla. I was glad to be able to capture and share the autumn colors before the rain and winds that arrived today. :-)

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  6. Thank you very, very much for sharing this wonderful series of photos with Today's Flowers. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and seeing all these marvelous photographs.

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    1. You are welcome Denise and thank you for hosting such a wonderful meme! I look forward to Today's Flowers each week and enjoy all the lovely blooms, especially as the temperatures get colder. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    1. Fall does have its moments! Glad you enjoyed and thank you for visiting and commenting!

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  8. I love Camus' quotation -- perfect. This is a beautiful posting, Lee. Autumn has passed its peak here and we've had a hard frost; just lovely fall memories remain. It's sad to see the end of the gardening season, but I'm ready for a period of rest. P. x

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    1. Me too Pam-it really puts things into perspective. I try to think of winter as a way of making all the wonderful spring blooms even more exciting! Thank you for your kind words.

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  9. Your fall colors are so awesome! I miss them a lot since moving to New Zealand.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed Betty. New Zealand sure is beautiful though as I can see from your photography. Have a great week!

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  10. Ahhh, so beautiful, autumn is so photogenic, right? Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed that :-)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed Helene! Fall is a wonderful time of year for photography. I look forward to each season so there is always something new to see through the lens.

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  11. Great post, Lee! Autumn is such a spectacular season with so many interesting things happening. The foliage in its Autumn colours is lovely.
    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos, hope to see your work there again this week!

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting Nick. I am glad you enjoyed the fall colors...glad I could share!

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  12. Really gorgeous images of fall!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the kind words Donna. I am glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  13. I fell nostalgic looking at your fall series of photos- already the trees are bare here and we are into those first bleak days of November. A chill is definitely settling in to the air now and soon enough there will be snow.

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