Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Squeezing out every bit of color

     On Sunday, the rain and wind hit. Saturday, for a brief period, the sun was out so I ran to photo the trees around my street. We have not received a killing frost yet, so the leaves were slow to turn and flowers still blooming. I refuse to yank out the flowers so I can plant the bulbs. This means I will probably be planting the bulbs in very cold weather, but I am not letting one flower get by me. It will be a long winter with nothing.
     When I look at the fall leaves and see the great variety of shades and colors, I know why I am a scrap quilter- I just don't want to see just one single shade or hue. If only I could make my quilts sparkle as wonderfully as these trees.

The best shaped coneflower I had all year
The biggest grouping of hydrangea blooms all year
Lace cap hydrangea
Leaves of lace cap/endless summer variety
Hardy mums that actually come back every year
My neighbors rose that always saves some blooms for late fall
The last snapdragons

I can't pull these out to plant bulbs


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE all of those colors - I wouldn't be able to pull out the flowers to plant bulbs, either - ;))

Mystic Quilter said...

Linda, all I can say is thank you for this glorious colour filled post. The trees are looking amazing and you have lots of colour still in your garden. I love the colours in your snapdragon.

Debbie said...

What a vibrant display nature puts on. Thanks for capturing its for us. Our seasonal color is very drab and washed out from the heat I think this year.

Shasta Matova said...

Such beautiful colors! I too enjoy seeing all the different fall colors. Thanks for a walk through your neighborhood.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You have some beautiful colors there. I didn't want to pull out my zinnias either but this morning they are toppled over under heavy snow and freezing rain. Our first hard freeze is on Friday.

Quiltdivajulie said...

We will have freezing temps overnight this weekend so that will be the end of our giant lime green coleus plants. I'll miss them! Thanks for sharing your colors - and I agree about the scrappy thoughts (lots of shades of one color is much more interesting than just one).

Beny said...

Beautiful scenery and images. Thanks for sharing!

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Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

We had snow Oct 30-31. On Nov 1st, all the leaves were on top of the snow.