GB Fall Color Project: Virginia

Dave over at The Home Garden is doing a Garden Blogger Fall Color Project where you can post photos of  the autumn color in your area.  If you would like to participate or to view other posts click here.

I posted earlier this month about the Red Oak that is planted in the median for the entrance to my neighborhood.  This is the view from my kitchen window each fall.  Talk about a pretty borrowed view.

To the right is the trees that act as a backdrop for my neighbor’s houses.  This tapestry of reds, yellows and greens makes a pretty scene in the fall while sitting on my deck or patio.  Fall color has come to Virginia!


24 responses to this post.

  1. It looks great and I agree-what a beautiful borrowed view.

    Thank you Tina. 🙂


  2. Beautiful! And yes, that’s a view most folks would love to have.

    How sweet Nancy, thank you!


  3. Posted by Anna on October 27, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I’m seeing more down here too but it’s like yours..scattered in patches. Most years, they turn all at once like Nancy is showing. But these NC leaves can’t make up their minds.

    It’s been like that here too Anna. The weather is just starting to cool down during the daytime so that might be why the leaves are random patches of color.


  4. Beautiful tapestry, Racquel. Lucky to have a view like that from your kitchen.

    Thanks Kanak, I do feel blessed with my view.


  5. How pretty! My neighbor’s oak is starting to turn–that’s about it here, but we got a cold front last night, so maybe soon the trees will show fall color. Thanks for sharing fall colors Racquel–I hope you will show more pictures from time to time. I love to see the colors!

    Thanks Linda. I think the cooler weather does help paint the leaves all those glorious colors. You are quite welcome, glad I could share some fall color today.


  6. Such pretty views you have from your kitchen windew, deck, and patio Racquel!

    I am quite lucky with my views Linda. Thank you!


  7. Love your borrowed view. It’s just as important as the view we make for others to borrow 🙂

    Thanks Cindy, I agree completely. 🙂


  8. Nothing wrong with borrowed views! I think we *may* see some fall color here later in the week. There was a bit at the zoo yesterday (west of here). Cameron

    No it extends our landscape further. Can’t wait to see your fall color Cameron. I enjoyed your zoo posting today. 🙂


  9. Love the borrowed view! We haven’t been seeing lots of color changes just yet. The Bradford pears on my drive to work are starting to turn that beautiful red. Tonight it’s supposed to get down in the 30’s maybe the cold air will help some.

    Thanks Susie! I love the reddish color the Bradford Pears turn in the fall, pretty. The cooler temps will probably help quite a bit with your autumn coloring.


  10. Beautiful view! We haven’t had a lot of colors as of yet, lots of acorns are falling though.

    Thanks Darla. If the acorns are falling maybe you’ll be getting some color soon. 🙂


  11. Racquel,

    I wonder if a view is ever really borrowed but rather shared. 😉 It looks great! Red oaks are great trees! I’ll get a post up for you later today. 🙂

    Hi Dave, that is a nice thought. 🙂 Thank you. I love the color of the Red Oaks, they are vibrant. Okay, glad I could join in with your project.


  12. Love that red oak Racquel. What a great view you enjoy.

    Me too Kathleen. It’s a glorious color in the fall. Thanks so much!


  13. Those are lovely views. Is that a wooden fence below the oak? Our leaves are now past their prime color and falling fast.

    Thank you Marnie. Yes, that is my wooden privacy fence at the back of my property. You are ahead of us if your leaves are falling fast, we have a few scattered leaves but won’t need to do any raking until Thanksgiving.


  14. Even with knowing what the coming of fall means, I love the colors. I take views, borrowed or not where ever I can find them.

    Me too Becky, it makes for another season of interest before winter sets in. Borrowed views extend the landscape. 🙂


  15. Posted by greenwalks on October 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Nice to have such great trees to look at. We have some really majestic oaks on our street but they don’t really do the fall color thing too well (just basically turn brown). Jealous of “yours”!

    Thanks Karen. It is nice to have the autumn colors in my neighborhood. You can share my view vicarously! 🙂


  16. Lovely to have so many trees to see out your windows…the color is wonderful! We have a very large Bur Oak but he hasn’t any fall color…fortunately he has other good qualities! Gail

    It is nice to have so many lovely borrowed views outside my windows Gail. 🙂 I’m sure your Bur Oak has wonderful qualities like great shade in the summer. 😉


  17. That’s the great thing about trees – you don’t have to have it in your garden to enjoy the colours. Suddenly all trees are common property – and a good thing too!

    I agree EG, it’s nice that my neighbors trees provide such pretty borrowed views to my garden.


  18. You’ve got some beautiful fall color in your area!

    Thank you DP and welcome back to the blogging world! 🙂


  19. How lucky you are to be able to enjoy your neighbor’s beautiful red oak! The trees have been putting on quite a show this year, haven’t they?

    Yes I am quite blessed to share this lovely view with the neighbors. 🙂 They are stunning this year Rose.


  20. Lucky indeed! A room with a view ~ most blessed. The red oak is stunning.


  21. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

    I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit,
    but other than that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read.
    I will certainly be back.


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