Saturday, October 8, 2011


I woke up this morning to the distant sounds of an owl…..

hoo-hoo-hooing in the trees…..

That’s what I like about where I live…..I’m in the city, but there are still

undeveloped plots of land near enough to us to site the occasional owl, turkey, or fox right in the midst of our neighborhood.

The nights are getting cooler, the a/c is off, the windows have been thrust open…

Extra quilts nestle at the foot of the bed…

The evening dog walks have become more of a pleasure and less of a chore.

It’s good to wake up to the aroma of java and linger over it as I walk through the yard.

That wonderful transition into fall…….

The leaves on the tiger’s eye sumacs are acquiring a beautiful rust patina

and the banana trees are dreading their relocation to the garage.

The pool will be put to bed on Monday…..

Hyacinth beans are putting on quite a show right now….hurray for them as they are just about

the only bright color in the yard right now….

Virginia creeper is bursting with berries and just a few rust colored leaves hanging on….

I adore autumn!


  1. ohhhhh, Tammy...I so love the photos of your yard.

  2. What a gorgeous fall setting! I would linger there all day with the java too! Love that Virginia creeper plant!
    I wish this season was a tad bit longer though!
    Cathy G

  3. Your yard looks beautiful. This is the best season!

  4. Great photos of your yard as always. I love fall colors and the slower pace but this year we got hit with rain and then high winds and then a very cold spell and frost. I guess I would like a slower transition into fall. Mother Nature is just so fickle lately. I love cool, not cold. This weekend is supposed to make up for it though, I hope... Have a great weekend. JB

  5. Tammy ~
    Beautiful pics!
    Hugs :)

  6. Great post. I adore owls and fall! I'm so glad it's here!