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In The Blink of An Eye

Like many of you, last week we had a week-long stretch of unbelievably wonderful fall days here in my corner of the world. Just day after day of blue skies, warm temperatures, and open windows . . . unheard of in November in Michigan.

Tom and I took full advantage of this weather by taking care of some lingering outside chores, taking the dogs on neighborhood walks (where they enjoyed crunching through the leaves gathering at the curbs), and . . . sitting out each night for drinks-on-the-patio.

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Such a glorious weather-week.

And . . . over in the blink of an eye!

On Tuesday night, a cold front moved through. And now? November is back, and all the remaining leaves dropped from the trees in one night. So today, seeing that it's a Three-On-Thursday kind of day, I thought I'd share three wonderful colors-of-fall in my garden - now gone, sadly. But wonderful while they lasted!


Until next year, fabulous garden color!

"In the garden, Autum is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November."
            --- Rose G. Kinsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905



Be sure to hop on over to Carole's today for more Three on Thursday posts.


And do let me know in the comments if you'd like to join us for our first ever Read With Us Zoom meet-up to discuss The Women of Brewster Place -- Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. (You can also send me an email; address in the sidebar.)



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Beautiful colors! What a bonus few days it was! I'm in for Tuesday (commented on Caroles') and am so looking forward to seeing your smiling face!


Those colors are gorgeous. In similar fashion, every leaf in our back yard fell to the ground yesterday!


I always love seeing pictures of your garden - in all seasons!

I have not read the book (or watched the show) and work is still busy, busy, busy for me. As much as I would enjoy getting together and "seeing" everyone, just one more "meeting" is not in the cards for me.


Fall is quite lovely in your garden! I almost think it's nicer than summer, but maybe it's just got its own special beauty.


Such lovely photos from your fall garden in particular the pink hydrangeas. This year for the first time I dried some blossoms. They were rather green but I like them.


I love autumn and your garden is a perfect example of the colors. I wonder if you ever dry hydrangeas? We had a storm come in Tuesday morning with rain/sleet but by Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. it was melting and soon gone. Oh November.

Kathy Boyer

It was a wonderful wonderful weather week here too. The final flourish of color from my stonecrop. It turned a magenta that was glowing! Then, storms and cold, and they are ....brown now. But we lasted till MID NOVEMBer which is unheard of. A welcome gift


We had a very similar weather pattern here, with the cold coming back Wednesday via a rainstorm. I went out for a walk and it was a little sad to see all the leaves not only on the ground but all soggy! But the warm weather we had was such a gift, especially after such a long period of anxiety around the election!


The weather was just spectacular! A glorious treat!! (as are your lovely photos! thank you!)


I love your pink hydrangeas.Hydrangeas are something that just doesn't do well here. The colors of your garden are so warm and inviting still despite the cold and drear. The little lace maple at my front door has turned silvery sage green and soft gold. If you take the time to look you can see how delicate and delightful the colors of autumn really are.

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