Wednesday Vignette: Orange Leaves

Last night, a wind storm roared through the yard. The gutters overflowed like a water fountain while the airplanes thundered over our house on their storm path to landing at the Portland Airport. I lit candles just to prepare for a possible power outage. The Assistant trembled behind the chair and Barnaby kept pawing at the door for me but then refused to walk through the veil of rain. I comforted myself with a cup of hot tea and edited my fall foliage photos.

 Tall Stewartia seed head

Tall Stewartia seed head

The Tall Stewartia has really been strutting her stuff. Last fall, Barnaby dug up a third of the root ball and I thought that it was a goner. But, it has survived and is positively glowing. I'm relieved that it has made it.

 Coral Bark Japanese Maple leaves

Coral Bark Japanese Maple leaves

One of our three Coral Bark Japanese Maples decided to turn orange this year, even though they normally turn gold. This morning, most of the leaves were gone. Fortunately, I have this shot to remember the moment. What moments of beauty are you savoring in your garden?  

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