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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!


  1. Love that pumpkin/gourd display! And those wild turkeys!

  2. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Diane! And I love your taste in music.

    1. Glad you enjoyed them Linda! Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Hey Diane! Great to see you! Happy Fall! Thank you for these amazing photos! I love them!!! I was walking with you! Did Guy catch any leaves? LOL! Big Hugs!

    1. Hi Stacy! Thanks so much for visiting! Yes, Guy does catch leaves and often brings them in the house!

  4. Every photo is so beautiful and enchanting, my favorite is the roses against the old fence and autumn tree, amazing! Those pumpkins are pretty magical! Lovely visiting your gorgeous world!
    Happy Autumn..thanks for sharing such a beautiful feast of imagery!

  5. What beautiful Fall snaps you've taken. I do believe Fall is my favorite time of year. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Dear Diane, your photographs are all stunning, such lovely colours. I especially love the Dahlias; you may remember I used to share photos of mine from time to time. The problem was they grew really big and ended up outgrowing the space we had for them so our neighbour kindly took them in. They love all the extra room in her garden, and we get to go and visit them from time to time! Happy Fall to you sweet friend. Hugs Barbara

  7. Thanks for coming over to my blog today, it was lovely to hear from you. Hugs!


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