Thursday, November 3, 2016

Let Me Take You on a Walk


Autumn is such a beautiful time to take walks in the middle of the day. The summer heat is just a distant memory, the light of the sun is warm and soft - a perfect time to go outside and walk the neighborhood. I love to see how the gardens are changing in the seasons and what people put in their front yards. Of course, I'm also always looking for inspiration.


There are stunning fall decorations everywhere, be it a gorgeous porch or just a single pumpkin in a birdbath.


Every time I find some new bird houses, either in someone's front yard or tucked away in a tree.



Front yards are always an inspiration for me. I like to see what other people put in their yards, what kind of plants (I'm not fond of lawns), whether there are places to relax and how do they decorate? Is there something I would like to have in my yard?

I certainly like this bird bath a lot.



This little guy looks so cheerful! I actually expected him to start swinging his legs!


I love to see gates leading to the back gardens. Some of them have the air of a fairy tale about them and you wonder what is behind the gate.



Rain or shine, autumn is always full of surprises and colors.




My garden is still beautiful. The gaillardia doesn't look like it will stop blooming anytime soon. The Chinese Pistache has been spectacular this fall. The first two years its leaves turned to a lovely yellow and orange, but this years the color palette included a rich and warm red that was simply stunning.



I hope all of you in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing a beautiful and memorable autumn.


Have you seen any fences in this post? Yes? Let's link to Theresa's Good Fences then!

16 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Thank you, Carola! That was a beautiful walk. The trees are not as pretty this yearwhere we live.
Thank you for sharing!

Linda Starr said...

what a great walk, love the porch fall display

Jeanie said...

Oh Carola, the photos are just fabulous. I love that bird bath/urn too. Love terra cotta and warm Tuscan colors. The gates are terrific. What a wonderful time to take a walk with you today. Every photo is a bit of a story and I love that!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely autumn walk with you ~ divine photography! hard to pick a favorite ~ thanks,

Wishing you a week of your choice ~ ^_^

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful autumn, Carola, and you have captured it so beautifully. I especially love the image of the single leaf. It is simply perfect.

Ida said...

What a pleasant post. Lovely fall foliage, cute decorations, great gates. It was just nice to stop in and see what was happening in your area.

Elephant's Child said...

Loved walking with you.
Thank you so much.

krishna said...

fall is really a beautiful time.. so much vibrant colors.. I love the birdhouses.. two years back my husband made a lovely birdhouse.. this fall we noticed that a tiny bird has made a nest inside it.. so cute..

Christine said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this autumn stroll through your neighborhood where there are so many pretty sights and glorious fall foliage! I love seeing the leaves and the fences!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful places with lovely touches and displays!

Magic Love Crow said...

Such gorgeous images!! Really enjoy your photos my friend! You capture such beauty!! Big Hugs!

Hindustanka said...

Hi Carola... What wonderful snapshots! I loved each and everyone of them!
Indeed the doors to the gardens are a mystery for us. I wish I had my own house and a garden too, hehe, with a door leading to its' secret places.

The Autumn is a great time of the year, one of my favourite, when it is not raining though.
Have a great weekend ahead!

seabluelens said...

Carola, what a beautiful neighborhood you live in! It's obvious that people take a lot of pride and pleasure in their homes and gardens. I love that warty pumpkin in the birdbath, and the birdhouses. And your Chinese Pistache is gorgeous!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful walk around your neighbourhood. I've not heard of your tree called the Chinese Pistache but it is beautiful! Our leaves are pretty well gone here and the fall decor is put away for the next season that will be upon us soon.

Ruth Kelly said...

Your walk is lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed it with you. Take me again sometime.

Mary E. Stephens said...

Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous. I love the warty pumpkin in the bird bath and all the leaf photos. Lovely!