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Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Foliage, Prairie Style

There are no native deciduous trees on the ranch, so Fall comes softly.  Mountain Mahogany, our dominant shrub, is covered with feathery seeds.  Their corkscrew shape helps seeds penetrate the ground.



Purple asters are everywhere, even in the yucca.

Some of the weeds have beautiful Fall color.
What?  Too pretty to be a weed?
If it's on the lunge pen pad, it's a weed!


11 comments:

Sharon said...

Awesome colors! You have some pretty stuff there!

Janet said...

I love your weeds -stunning colours !
have a great weekend x

Flartus said...

Uh-oh, looks like somebody's about to get uprooted...

Those mahogany seeds are absolutely beautiful.

Deanna said...

Not living on a prairie - I find these pictures fabulous! Well done! I can imagine what it's like there on the prairie!

in2paints said...

It's too pretty to be a weed! Love the pictures!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I wouldn't mind a garden full of your weeds....beautiful colours....and funy how they always grow..where there not wanted !!.........Jayne

Annette said...

I like that shot of the yucca. You don't expect to see flowers in the middle of them -- rather inhospitable plants.

Lori Skoog said...

So different from here...but beautiful.

Mary said...

We get some colors here, but it's moslty green,green, green. Your foilage is beautiful and unique!

Dreaming said...

I don't know that I've ever noticed Mountain Mahogany before. The seeds are so unusual.
I've been enjoying the subtle changes we have been experiencing here.

Jim said...

Love that Aster shot! And look at that red 'weed'!