Saturday, November 7, 2015

Weekend Travels

A friend from work had a birthday earlier this week and I tried to portray the colors of the season in this card to her.  We have so many vibrant colors this year.  The weather forecasters had warned that the reds and oranges would be disappointing because of the lack of much rain this summer. They couldn't have been more wrong.  I don't think I've seen a more beautiful autumn.

The leaves of the Japanese Red Maple have actually brightened to a beautiful shade of magenta, and our tree looked spectacular next to the neighbor's yellow Sugar Maple.  

We took a quick run to the condo this weekend and along the way, at a stop sign, I couldn't get over the spectacular rainbow of hues in this roadside planting.  I think they're called Beauty Berry Bushes alongside the red one.  Such a striking contrast in the chartreuse green leaves and purple berries. 

Normally you can get to our condo two different ways.  Along the bay beach or by way of this little bridge that connects the marsh behind us to the bay.  Currently however, the bridge is undergoing repair and will be closed until June.  We're certainly glad again at this point that our son and daughter-in-law were able to move into their new house and not have to be at the condo for another winter. The road along the bay is prone to flooding during storms and I feel for the people that live there year round not having another way out.  

And one more picture of some beautiful plants that we saw at one of the local nurseries.  Don't you just love those flowering cabbages...... or is it flowering kale?  Whatever, there's the green and purple combination again.

I hope you enjoyed out little travel and if you would like to see some more travels from around the world, please check out Our Beautiful World this week.  I'm headed there now.


  1. Great card, and I love those gorgeous leaves and your travel photos too, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

  2. Beautiful impressions, my absolute favorite is the maple-leaves-heart.
    I have a Japanese maple too, but it's still very small, in a pot. Will plant it in garden next spring. Our winters are so cold...
    Greetings from Germany

  3. Gorgeous Birthday card, Lorraine, the background is amazing. Great photos too, the magenta leaves are something special. I have flowering cabbages at my balcony, they do cheer up in midst of the fall darkness :)

    Love and hugs

  4. Beautiful fall colour, these forecasters...

  5. Beautiful Brusho colours on that card, Lorraine. Very autumnal. Seems to me the weather is weird everywhere, we've had an incredibly mild November so far, which is great for keeping heating costs down but probably not good for a lot of other things.
    I think vegetables can be extremely ornamental! We once visited a castle in the Loire valley where the biggest feature is their ornamental formal garden, planted with vegetables. It was so beautiful!


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