It is a perfect snuggly autumn morning here. The leaves are changing so fast. I love this view of the Burning Bush from my study window. It's the perfect spot to start my morning with the first cup of tea of the day. Soule Mama mentions "first tea" on her blog this morning and it struck a chord with me. First Tea. Second Tea. Just like the Hobbit's First and Second Breakfast. Perfect!
Just a week ago, the grass was still green and the leaves were just beginning to change.
This week, the aspen leaves are nearly gone and the burning bushes around the house have gone mostly scarlet. The green starts to subside in the landscape as the golds of autumn take over.
It's a symphony of color!
Even the dying leaves of the daylilies get into the act with shades of brilliant gold.
The rose leaves are stunning with red borders and drops of morning rain.
The yard around the house is scattered with the coin sized leaves from the aspen.
There are some lingering dandelion seed-heads as well.
In the bed along the front walk, I discover this late blooming Nerine lily. I was anticipating it to bloom in August, but it's just come into bloom in the last day or two. What a lovely surprise!