Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rainless Days

We have been without significant rainfall for over a month.
Usually by mid-October, we are surrounded by brilliant orange, and red leaves on the trees, but sadly they are turning brown, and falling to the ground.
Interesting, since we had a wet spring and summer, and now a dry, brown Autumn.
The Autumn Joy Sedum however, is turning a delicious shade of crimson.


Kathy said...

We haven't had much rain either. Your autumn joy sedum looks like it likes the dry weather though.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Beautiful photos!

Our autumn has been on the dry side as well. We have a waterfall across the road from our house. It has been reduced to a trickle. I'm hoping we get rain soon.


Susanne Tyree said...

It has been rather dry here in Ohio too although the weatherman is saying some rain for Sunday. All around my property the trees are changing color but my sugar maple out back, and the silver maples out front are yet to change color. I will have a lot of leaves to clean up when they do, I had the trees trimmed back in late winter and that only made them fuller. I did notice something strange on the leaves, black spots, and when I googled it the condition is called tar spot. It is a fungus. Evidently it doesn't hurt the tree, but it will cause the leaves to turn brown and fall off faster,so maybe I will have brown leaves instead of the usual red and yellow.

Susie said...

Jo, It's the very same here. We did a bit of rain and some is coming tomorrow(or tonight) ...but the leaves are browning , curling and falling, I am sure the rain will strip most off some of the trees. The little woods back of our house is losing lots of it's bit of orange color. We will be cutting most of the dead ash down for firewood this year and next. Love your sedum, ours is slowing going now. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

DJan said...

You could certainly have some of our rain, if I knew how to transport it to TN. Hope you get some moisture soon, but your sedum is indeed lovely. :-)

HRBennett87 said...

They're so pretty. I kind of miss these from living in the south.

Henny Penny said...

It is the same here. I've been raking brown dead leaves. We have no color! The Sedum is just beautiful!