Friday, October 1, 2010

WELCOME OCTOBER and the Return of BLOOMING FRIDAY






















I am so happy to be joining my Swedish friends and others over at Katarina's Roses and Stuff  to celebrate Autumn and the return of Blooming Friday. We have missed you Katarina! 
If you have not had a chance to see my post just yesterday about a wonderful writer/gardener/blogger . . . who came for tea, please follow the country road or just scroll down to learn about our fellow blogger 'Commonweeder'.

36 comments:

Les said...

Your photos, garden and surrounding countryside are beautiful. These are the first shots I have seen showing fall descending upon the countryside.

Ever Green Tree said...

October is rather a very special mn for me Carol...so welcome October from me too....

Darla said...

Stunning captures here, you can almost feel the fallness in the air.

Anja said...

Hej, hej Carol;))!

The last picture is stunning! What a beautiful winding road through an impressiv landscape!
All your pictures are incredibly fine!/Kram, Anja

Meems said...

Hi Carol,
Thank you for your visit to Hoe and Shovel. Oh. My. Your views of those mountains beginning to be painted with their colorful autumn hues is just fabulous. FHF is a dreamy place.

I had the privilege of meeting Pat at the Buffa10 get together. Everything you described about her is perfect. A delightful soul. It is so fun to meet other bloggers. I've had a few come to my garden, too, and it is always a wonderful experience. Like meetiing up with old friends rather than new.

Enjoy this beautiful October 1 day!

Meems @HoeandShovel

Ruben said...

For me, who is glad to catch a butterfly sitting still, it is quite unbelievable how you can catch them i the flight! The butterfly on the aster photo is stunning! Wish I had taken that photo!!! ;-) The view over the mountains with the vibrant autumn colours, what a sight!!! Lucky you!
Have a nice day!
/Ruben

FlowerLady said...

Thank you so much for these beautiful autumn pictures. Living down here in tropical s.e. FL we do NOT get to enjoy the changing colors of trees and seasons.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Edith Hope said...

Dear Carol, What an absolutely beautiful tapestry of autumnal images you present for us today. I have so enjoyed looking at them and am anticipating a truly spectacular display of fireworks when the trees take on their final colours.

Bernie said...

Outstanding views ... love all the wonderful Fall colours that have started already!

One said...

I love the windy path in the last photo. Is that part of your 20 acre land? It would be nice to cycle or walk down that path.

Carol said...

Thank you! Thank you all for visiting and leaving me your gifts of words. One . . . the last photo is of the road that my land to the left of it flows alongside. It is a lovely country road. Happy October and Autumn to each of you. ;>)

viola said...

Hi, what a beautiful place you live and so nice blog you have
Have a nice Autumn

Gail said...

I can't think of a better marriage of colors then the orange of a monarch butterfly and purple asters~Stunning aren't they! gail That country road is calling me! I have to get to NE and soon~My son lives in providence so I have no good excuses for not visiting him!

joey said...

Ever so lovely but especially in autumn, Carol. I love your birch, one of my favorite trees and the meandering country road. You are way ahead of us for fall color. Happy glorious October :)

kanak7 said...

Dear Carol, you live in paradise! What a treat to see all your beautiful photographs. Looking forward to many more photos of fall in your property.

Thank you for visiting me...sorry my return visit wasn't sooner. Good to learn about Blooming Friday.

Have a great October!

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Ah it's all turning now, the Autumn finale.

Doesn't the butterly show the aster off perfectly or is that the other way 'round?

Monica said...

Hi. Love yor pictures and the view over the forest dressed in the colours of fall... wow!
Tjingeling
Monica

COUNTRY GAL said...

FANTASTIC PHOTOS ! Have a great weekend

Ingmarie We said...

I am really enjoying your beautiful photos of the butterflies. And of the wonderful autumnal landscape.

patientgardener said...

Amazing colours on those trees - it looks stunning

Madame C said...

I have to say "Thank you, Katarina" for her Blooming Friday initiative. Without it I might not have found your lovely blog:)

How wonderful your autumn pictures are! Absolutely great!!!

Have a nice week end,
Charlotta
Cesar's garden

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Oh my gosh how your fall color takes me back to my childhood in the east. I've learned to accept what little evidence of fall we have here in Austin, but to get to revisit through your blog was a wonderful adventure. I especially love the image of the birch tree! Absolutely stunning!

Mia said...

I always found your pictures of a misty Eden wonderful, but now in Autumn colours you fullfilled painter's heart.

Carolyn said...

You have such a beautiful view of the mountains!I love the butterfly on the asters also.

Have a great weekend,
Carolyn

Andrea said...

Those are the views i really am missing in this lifetime, as i am not living in a place with those conditions. But your photos and your surroundings are very inspiring and you capture them very well, thank you so much. Maybe i will not post anything anymore, just wait for your photos till Autumn ends.

Katarina said...

Hi Carol and thanks for your kind words. So glad to find you amongst the links for Blooming Friday! It's such a pleasure watching your shots! Autumn is such a beautiful season and the colours are stunning!
Enjoy your weekend!
Kram Katarina

easygardener said...

I have just discovered BF was back but too late to post.Your photos look beautiful - so many wonderful colours,one of the best things about Autumn/Fall.

AnnA said...

Hi Carol!
Lovely automne landscapes you are showing us of this first returning of the Blooming Friday, and what a beautiful butterfly!
Best wishes,
AnnA

Ilona said...

I love your amazing fall photos. We are not turning colors very much here yet, but the asters are blooming.

That last picture is the epitome of an autumn drive.

mike 'hazeltree' thompson said...

stunning...especially the butterfly in flight..

ruma said...

The colors of the autumn seem to calm the heart.

Thank you.
ruma

leavesnbloom said...

What a wonderful tapestry of colours Carol. It really is a wonderful time of the year.

So good to hear that Blooming Friday is back again.

Grace Peterson said...

You have the most beautiful fall colors and textures. Just delightful.

The Violet Fern said...

Picture perfect is all I can say. Just love that purple aster. And the white birch is always a favorite of mine. Beautiful.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Carol girl these pictures are beautiful ! We have had such bad weather I am afraid the wind will knock off all the beautiful leaves before I get a chance to take pictures of them !
Love love love those butterfly pictures .. you take such gorgeous one girl !
Joy : )

debsgarden said...

The fall foliage in your area is spectacular. Our leaves are just beginning to turn, and after such a dry September I'm not sure how great they will be. Thanks for sharing yours! Can that last photo be the street you live on? If so, how fortunate you are!

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