Monday, November 22, 2010

Finding color in the back yard

I still have some flowers blooming in the back yard even though it's the end of November. The pansies will bloom all winter into spring.

The leaves on the crape myrtle are gorgeous right now.

I love having color all year long, whether it be flowers or berries,

or leaves.

This geranium is by the front door. Bright and cheery to welcome visitors!

Do you have color in your yard?


Sherri said...

I really don't have any flowers bloom right now except my bright red hanging geranium! It is gorgeous! I keep thinking it is a cardinal. The colors in your garden are just gorgeous!

Happy@Home said...

I'm with you on enjoying the colors and flowers all year here in NC. We couldn't do that in Michigan. Yours are all looking nice and I love your birdhouse too.
Having just returned from vacation I haven't had a chance to get out there and look around at what's blooming. However, the first thing I noticed this morning is how beautiful the crape myrtles are. We loved being surrounded by tropical flowers for the last two weeks, but the fall colors here have a beauty all their own.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Donna,

Your fall photographs are lovely. Believe it or not - I still have roses blooming - we have had such crazy warm weather this fall my flowers are all mixed up and are popping out all over - even my hydrangeas have buds!!!
I love the photos of Otis and Riley - they are my favorite blog pups.
Wishing you and your family a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Kerrie said...

Love your garden! The Crepe Myrtle is all orange in the neighborhood, ours has already dropped it's leaves! Blessings always and hugs, Kerrie

Anonymous said...

Love the cute birdhouses and lovely Fall pics. My flowers are all gone but I still love the Fall!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Yes I do still have some color in my garden - the last roses are in their flush of autumn bloom and the camellias will soon start blooming. I try to plant winter annuals too...mainly snapdragons, iceland poppies and pansies. For good or for worse there is little garden down time in Southern California. (-: Your garden looks lovely.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Donna~ I love the birdhouse! No color here except white LOL! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Zuzana said...

Gorgeous! You are about a month behind us, here winter is knocking on the door with first snow.;)

Beverly said...

It all looks so pretty, Donna.

I still have a few rose blooms, camellia blooms, geraniums, berries and lots of colorful leaves.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your flowers are looking great and I love the birdhouses. We had a couple of hard frosts in a row and that took care of our flowers for this year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Looks like a fabulous fall day! Hope that you have a great Thanksgiving Donna!!

Donna said...

Not much! Love your flowers though!! Great color!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, your flowers are still lucky girl, mine are long gone. Love your birdhouses. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful turkey day with your family.


Beverly said...

Just stopping by to wish you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Catherine Holman said...

All the color is gone from my back yard. We have such harsh winters and I have to store everything until spring. I've already cut back all the flowers and it now looks like a blank canvas.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Brenda Kula said...

I do have color in my yard. But we're due for cold weather tomorrow, so don't know how long it will last. My crepe myrtles have lovely leaves now too. Quickly blowing to the ground!

Cherrie said...

Love the bird houses. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenny said...

Hi, Donna! Just had to stop by to let you know that I am hosting a Christmas Giveaway of handmade jewelry on my blog. Stop by - would love to have you enter!!