Saturday, October 2, 2010

Seasonal Signs for SOOCS

 

It isn’t hard to find signs that fall is here.  I found these interesting items in the front yard.

maple leaf with logo
Maple leaves are falling from the trees.   In a few weeks we will have bare trees again until April. 
Spent thistle with logo
The Scotch Thistle in the front needs to be pulled out and tossed in the compost heap. I found it’s spent seed heads interesting. The fluffy stuff on the top is seeds ready to be taken by the wind to a new place to germinate and begin a new plant.
I hope you are finding signs of the changing of the season on your property too. Get out and take a drive or a hike before the leaves are all gone.  
 Join Jan at Murrieta365 for Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Take a photo, don’t edit it….okay a crop is allowed and post it for us to see.   See you there.  Valerie
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20 comments:

Rosey said...

I am sure the birds would love to save you the hassle and just eat those thistle seeds.
Love the leaf photo. It's pretty awesome for no editing!

Ashley Sisk said...

These are great shots...definitely tell a story of cooler weather and a change of seasons. Thanks for stopping by.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Yes I have been out looking at the seasonal change. It is happening very fast this year and by Halloween, the leaves will be gone until next spring. They will be very welcome by then. Take care.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful photos! Love the macro of the maple leaf capturing a haunting whisper of many colours!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That autumn leaf is gorgeous. Wonderful shots.

gengen said...

Cool for fall...happy SOOC Sunday.

Jan said...

Valerie, I really like both your photos for today. The Scotch Thistle, is really striking. I love photos of "spent" plants.

Ms. Diva said...

The seasonal changes can't happen fast enough for me! I love both shots! The Thistle is amazing!

Georgianna said...

I love the thistle seed head, Valerie. Great SOOC.

Yes, some very preliminary signs here with the first few leaves turning. I think it will be another 3 weeks before we have full autumn.

Love your new header, too! – g

EG Wow said...

Neat shots, Valerie. I've been out taking shots of the leaves and thistles too. We are all thinking about the changing season, I guess.

Jan n Jer said...

Those are great shots of the changing season. I am enjoying watching the change...our leaves are just starting to turn!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

the color of autumn is great!

Lori E said...

The thistle is really gorgeous in a picture but so devastating in the garden.

Lynn said...

Both are great shots.

YummY! said...

I love fall, and all the lovely colors of leaves.

linda said...

Beautiful photos. I love the thistle.

Beth said...

What lovely fall photos - especially the brilliant orange leaf! Gorgeous!
Beth

Sue said...

Oooohhh... love the pic of the thistle~ It does not promise to be a bright and beautiful fall season here. It was so hot and dry that the leaves are falling even before turning. I hope to see some color before they all drop off...
~ Sue

lisaschaos said...

I love watching the leaves change but I also love the second shot!!! :0)

Evelyn said...

Beautiful close-up shot