Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Leaves for Foliage Follow-up Day

The view from my patio.  

Can you believe this fall color?    The leaves are spectacular this year!  I can't recall a time when they were quite so beautiful in Charlotte.  The reds and oranges are particularly intense and more prevalent than usual.  Gold, yellow, purple, nearly black, there is just an unbelievable array.  If only I could do them justice, but you get the idea -- stunning!

Shasta viburnum

Forsythia

Mahonia with elm

Unidentified oak - if you know which one it is, please let me know.

Ajuga 'Black Scallop'
Oakleaf hydrangea 'Alice.'  Look how huge it is!

More backyard gorgeousness.

Thanks to Pam for hosting Foliage Follow-up Day so I had a good excuse to post these.  I hope you have beautiful leaves wherever you are and that you are able to get outside and enjoy them today.