Monday, October 24, 2011

An Autumn Walk

For the past couple weeks, Carolyn of This Grandmother's Garden has challenged us to get outside and go for autumn walks in our area.

Unfortunately, I actually got outside much less than normal the last couple of weeks, as everyone at the Red House has been under the weather.   However, here are a few photos from when I was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall days.

Some leaves have started to turn, but it is actually still quite warm here in North Carolina.  There is a nice trail through a wooded area nearby, and I was struck not by the fall foliage, but by the amount of wildflowers still blooming.

A pretty white wildflower is in bloom.  Does anyone know the name of it?  Closer inspection showed that it is composed of little white tufts.

There are still wild asters, goldenrod, and what I think are coreopsis in bloom along the trail.

Walking through the Red House garden, I was delighted to see that my roses have put on a fall display.

Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'
The butterfly bushes are still going strong as well, attracting the passing Monarchs.

Monarch butterfly on Buddleia 'Santana'
The clematis are basking in the warm weather and keep sending out more buds.

Clematis 'Jackmanii'
We are definitely enjoying the lingering warm weather.  
Before too long, colder weather will be here, hopefully bringing more beautiful foliage with it!


  1. Pretty shots. I love the last one. The leaf is so vibrant! Your rose looks gorgeous. And the landscape is so lush and thick and full. It makes me wonder what's around each turn.

  2. Lovely photos of your garden. I like the views and that last photo is so poignant.

  3. That last photo was a really nice find. It is unusual in shape and well framed by the grass. Really nice!!!!

  4. Amazingly beautiful photographs! The last one with the red leaf is so special.

    I hope everyone is on the mend at your house, and able to get out and enjoy the fall weather.

  5. I feel as though I've been walking with you! Beautiful textures and colors... and amazing that you still have butterflies in your gardens... ours left weeks ago!

  6. Beautiful photographs. The last one looks like a shining, twinkling red star.

  7. Autumn is so beautiful in your place. I love the solitary star-like red leaf in the last picture.

  8. Beautiful photos! I love fall, andI love a walk this time of year. It is still warm here, too, but the nights are cool. A lot of flowers flourish with the cooler temps after the hot summer.

  9. My roses and azaleas are going strong now that the weather cooled a little. The foliage is just now starting to change in my neck of the woods. Also, looking forward to some beautiful foliage soon. Love the last photo of the leaf in the grass.

  10. Jesień piękne kolory ma i kwiaty jeszcze są i motyl.Oby ta jesień była tak piękna jak Twój czerwony liść. Pozdrawiam


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