~ Fall Colors in Ohio ~

There are quite a few things that I complain about when it comes to life in Ohio.  Just ask Dane…he’s a saint for listening.  But, one of the perks of living in a region that gets all four of the year’s seasons is the beauty of autumn leaves.  Photographs don’t seem to capture the complexity of all the colors, but I still love to take them.  All of these photos were taken in my very own backyard.  :)

I’m not sure if this plant is a tree or a bush.  Hey, I never said I was a botanist!  Either way, I love it.  I noticed it last year when it turned this vibrant red color and even during the winter it has some awesome red berries.  It’s actually planted in our neighbors’ yard and hangs over our fence.  For once, I’m not complaining.  😉

Here’s some close ups of its leaves.

If you look closely, you can see the berries already on the branches.

We also have some HUGE trees in our yard that have leaves that turn an awesome shade of yellow.

I love the contrast with the blue sky.  Blue skies are a rarity in this part.  Dayton is grey from about December to April, so I welcome the sunlight with open arms!

This is another of our neighbors’ trees and I loved how the light was shining through the branches.

Roman was my assistant…isn’t he just so distinguished?

Unfortunately, just one huge wind storm changed our yard dramatically.  It’s crazy how fast the beauty can disappear.  My favorite red leafed bush is now almost bare.

And the enormous tree with the yellow leaves is also bare except for some birds’ nests that are holding on for dear life.

It appears that for most of our yard, fall has become ‘fell’ …so sad.

But, I loved all the colors while they lasted!  I’m hoping we can hold on to the warmer temperatures for a little while longer.

Do you still have fall colors where you live?  Or do you live in lovely southern Californ-I-A where you are forced to look at palm trees all year round?  😉


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