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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Breath Taking!

Fall has arrived here in the Mid Atlantic and we've been blessed with gorgeous weather.  The leaves are turning -- probably at their peak -- but the coloration has been non-concerted -- the trees just could not get their timing together this year. But it's still beautiful -- sometimes shockingly so.



And we've added some mums to the picture...





Our holly tree is loaded with berries again this year.

And one of our verbena is still producing blooms...

14 comments:

I'm With Stupid said...

Fall is beautiful. Leaves were just starting to change here this weekend and it was starting to look pretty but now we're gonna have a week of temps in the 80's. Hope that doesn't ruin it.

Jay

Kay said...

Ahhhhh.... Beautiful! I'm enjoying the Midwest colors right now. We're a little past the peak, but it's still eye-catchingly gorgeous!

Barb said...

You're surrounded by blazing color! Enjoy your fall, Kathy.

Kimberly said...

Your garden is beautiful at all times of the year.

Linda Reeder said...

Autumn is a wonderful season, a last burst of color in leaf and flower, heightened by a splash of pumpkin orange.

Gilly said...

Beautiful colours! But we are doing our own bit of autumn colouring over here in the UK!!

Its a lovely season, I think. And your mums are gorgeous!

Laurie said...

such beautiful photos!!! I have never been where you are, it looks wonderful though, this is my first visit to your blog, I found you through Kay at Musings, best wishes from Canada

Happyone said...

The fall colors sure a beautiful this year!!
Your mums are so pretty outside your door.

Angie said...

My first visit and i am enchanted. Such gorgeous colours of fall. We do not have the luxury of 4 seasons in our part of the world so i find all these magical. You are so lucky. :)

George said...

Your photo of the tree in all its autumn glory is beautiful. I also like your mums.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous colors, Kathy. When we were in Ohio last week with friends, we saw beautiful Fall Colors. THEN--when we went to the Smokies yesterday, we saw even more. I LOVE this time of year...

Thanks for sharing your beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

forsythia said...

You have out-Stewarted Martha with your eye for color and your autumn decorating.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I love your mums around the door and your Halloween corner. Your holly tree is loaded with berries!

Hope you stay safe during the storm.

Cheryl said...

The trees have been gorgeous. I wish fall lasted longer, don't you?