Our World: Signs of Autumn

The dogwood tree in our front yard, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. October 3, 2011.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

One of the first signs of Autumn in our yard is the red leaves on our dogwood tree after the season’s first cold spell.  As you can see, the trees behind the dogwood tree haven’t started to turn yet.

Red dogwood leaves against a blue sky, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. October 2, 2011.

I like the way the sunlight brings out the red of the leaves.  I think these leaves look especially beautiful against the blue sky.

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21 Responses to “Our World: Signs of Autumn”

  1. Maple Lane Says:

    The low humidity has made for some beautiful blue skies and I love the red dogwood leaves.

  2. Sandra Says:

    sunlight changes leaves into instant stunning beauty, live ones or dead ones and surely orange ones. beautiful against that sky

  3. The Incredible Woody Says:

    That shot of the leaves against the blue sky is just beautiful!!

  4. Rose Says:

    Love those backlit dogwood leaves! They are so beautiful.

  5. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Oh, these photos are just gorgeous. I love dogwood trees!!!

  6. 7aces/Darla Says:

    I wish our trees turned more autumn colors here. Love the second photo against that blue sky!

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    For a long time I would see these leaves, and the berries and didn’t know what they were. I think it was Betsy’s blog that once showed a picture and a light bulb went off! They are stunning.

  8. Tanya Says:

    i love those red leaves against the blue sky! my poor little dogwood has only a few leaves left!

  9. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Sourwood trees and Dogwood trees are the first to give us color. Our color has really increased in the past week. Unfortunately we are now having wind and rain which will cause premature dropping of a lot of the turning leaves.

  10. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Gorgeous captures, George! I particularly love the rich colors in the second shot, the red against the blue is fantastic! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  11. Happyone Says:

    The red against the blue sky is so pretty.

  12. Jenn Jilks Says:

    How amazing! Good job.

  13. Ms. A Says:

    You tree has tons of color already and looks wonderful! I haven’t seen much autumn color around here yet.

  14. Reader Wil Says:

    Autumn brings ud beauty beyond imagination. It is short lived so let’s enjoy these golden colours when we can.

  15. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shots of autumn. Love the color.

  16. Neal Says:

    I really like the second photo also…beautiful against the blue sky.

  17. Carletta Says:

    I was away from home for two weeks and seeing the difference was astonishing. It’s hard to believe in just a short time the leaves will all be gone.
    Lovely how you caught the light on the leaves in the second shot!

  18. ewok1993 Says:

    I cannot wait to see colors here. You always start earlier than we do.

  19. Judy Says:

    But then, I think all leaves look best with a background of clear blue skies!

  20. sartenada Says:

    Great photo. I love the red color, because this autumn we here not so much red color, but yellow. Sigh.

  21. Loren Says:

    Oh gosh! Your tree is sooo pretty! I just LOVE all the different colors that fall brings us! No matter the color they are all so vibrant!

    Great shot George!

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