We have had a very hot October in Georgia. The leaves have finally started to change the last few days of the month. This tree behind my house was lit up by the sun and it startled me with its beautiful color. It happened so quickly! (Photo taken on Oct. 30th.)
At work, there is a maple tree and I always look forward to seeing the autumnal colors- it is the brightest red! One of my co-workers saw me taking a photo and he told me that it is called "October Glory". I looked it up and one of my favorite gardening writers, the "Grumpy Gardener", who writes in "Southern Living" magazine said that it is one of the best maples to plant in the South.
Actually, this is what he said...
"Grumpy's recommendation---if you live in the South, plant 'October Glory'. If you live in the Midwest or North, go with 'Red Sunset'. If you live on the West Coast, do whatever the heck you want.
Oh, he is so funny! I so appreciate someone who makes me laugh.
Okay now, I took my camera to work...carefully, balanced my purse and aimed my camera up at the gorgeous red leaves. I took ONE photo and then...my battery died! Still, here is the shot that I got...
Today is the last day of October. Come on, November! That is when we really have our prettiest leaves!
Remember I told you that I had mentioned Ralph McTell in a post before? I know that I told you that he did a children's album that our son really loved. It was called "Alphabet Zoo" and he did songs about animals, a song for each letter of the alphabet. One of my favorites on that album was "Impala". I have it for you again, just in case you missed it the last time!