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Robert Frost

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves drift by my window...

Today we had a stiff breeze so the leaves did more than drift, they were falling like rain!  I had the kitties out for a walk in the backyard and Guy was so funny jumping up to catch the leaves! 


These are photos from my trip last week to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  I try to get there for every season of the year if possible. We had a break in the weather from all our rain and I took that opportunity to check out the gardens.

Their expert landscapers always come up with new and interesting plant combinations. I loved this particular grass! It reminds me of little flags flying! Sorry, I didn't catch the name!

The dahlia sections are always fantastic, I love this soft peachy-pink color!


 Of course it's not Autumn without some fantastic pumpkins and gourds. They have some really unusual selections this time. Warty ones, smooth ones, speckled, striped and many different colors! 


The white and reddish flat looking pumpkins are the French variety.


The hydrangeas are huge over there and I love how they turn a 
blush pink as they age.


I absolutely love the rose garden! So many were still in bloom even though it's pretty late for them! This combination of the pink and yellow roses with the gold leaves behind is just stunning. 

At the very end of my trip I came across the wild turkeys that live in the arboretum, they have become pretty accustomed to people and traffic so I had a chance to get a few good photos of them.  The turkey troop didn't even seem to notice me and were busy having their lunch.

Hope you are all having a beautiful Autumn season. 
I'll catch up with you all soon! 
Happy Fall!