Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bits and Pieces

Top: this tree tableaux sits atop the cooler at my local floral wholesale. They put it up back in August (before their Christmas Open House) and I have loved looking at it ever since. The colors all go together so well. Shortly after I saw this for the first time, I saw a woman in a blouse almost exactly like the fabric panel with all the circles, only her circles were smaller. I did a double-take as I walked by her.

I went out to run errands today and stopped at my usual place to eat. Sitting in my car, I spotted this double tree trunk, with papery thin, peeling bark. I don't know what kind of tree it is, but the bark is interesting.







The autumn leaves have all but fallen hereabouts. Many of the trees are like this one; half full of brightly colored leaves. I wish I had seen it when it first turned color; it must have been spectacular.









Remember when I posted photos of my blooming ivy this summer? Here is what resulted from those blooms. It was so nice and warm and sunny today that I spent a great deal of time outdoors. I looked at the ivy and it is heavy laden with these berries. I guess I should take a photo of it on the vine, instead of on the kitchen counter (yes, it really is bright yellow and I'd love to change it)!
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12 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely things today Judy...!
I love the Christmas Tree, Judy....very beautiful colors...!

panthergirl said...

It was lovely here today, too. Let's enjoy it while we can!!

And I can't bear to start thinking about Christmas. ;)

Here via michele again.

Midori said...

What a lovely Xmas tree!! I hate Christmas in Japan asthey have all the fixings/ decorations etc.. but none of the spirit!!

Hi from Michele`s!

sage said...

i should know what kind of tree that is, I could take you to one in Wilmington--looks like I got a lot of catching up to do on your trip. Also, will you be helping out decorating the governor's mansion this year?

bluemountainmama said...

we've had the warm weather for several days now, also. i love the christmas tree too- it's neat when they stray from the traditional reds and whites. very cheery!

Seamus said...

I just love this blooming ivy!

Isn't that a Sycamore tree?

Anonymous said...

The bark of that tree resembles a Rose of Sharon. (We have six of them lining our back yard.)

srp said...

Rain moves in tonight although I saw that it may not get as cool as they thought it would. I still have pumpkins in the patch. Guess I should get another installment ready.

Teena said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

Shephard said...

I love the colors in that display. What a fun combination. Tree too. Love it.

~S :)

Mike said...

Very nice pictures.

Michele sent me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy, the tree is a Melaleuca (Paperbark) it's mainly coastal (in Australia anyway) the bark is very fibrosis and can be torn into tiny shreds which when in very artistic hands can be made into "Bark Pictures" I will post some photos of some shortly.