Saturday, 31 October 2009

This afternoon I went for a walk to enjoy the last rays of October and Hallowe'en. I've got my favourite quilt hanging and decorations celebrating the season. I designed this block from my friend Debbie's 50th birthday a few years ago, she adores Hallowe'en.
This Japanese maple tree is just outside of one of our doors, it is so small and delicate.
I like how the sun is catching this small tree, making it glow in the afternoon autumn sun.
This is the yellow witch hazel tree that I love to photograph, its leaves are almost a lemon yellow right now.
This leaf has such a pretty shape and the shadow it makes on itself makes it so interesting.
This set of condos have some lovely trees by their front doors.
Still hanging on for a few more days of autumn.
This beauty berry bush has such a lush colour of purple.
I adore the colours of red you see the leaves turn this time of year.
This oak leaf hydrangea is turning even more red than last week.
Another group of the same oak leaf hydrangea.
This is the red witch hazel tree.
The view along the river just outside my condo.
The ornamental cherry trees in our courtyard are changing colours every day, soon they will be bare for the winter.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Halloween is fast approaching. This wonderful witch was designed by my friend Karen Berry. She did a workshop with us at the beginning of October sharing some of her design techniques. You can see where some of her inspiration comes from colours in nature.This oak leaf hydrangea changes into such lovely colours of red, rust and brown.
We have several varieties of coleus along the gardens, their colours are quite spectacular in the fall sun.
Here is a slightly different colour way in the coleus.
The papyrus looks delicate against the blue sky.
These daisies always look so lovely. the colours so rich in the autumn sun.
This magenta grass is a favourite of mine.
The leaves of the witch hazel have wonderful veins and texture to them.
Another picture of the oak leaf hydrangea.