1 A magical moment at the farm - Glancing out the door, the autumn foliage was glowing against a drab gray sky.
2 Another shot, but that glow faded quickly
3 All of the boxwood shrubs have been neatly pruned and now the crew is busy constructing the bamboo framing for the winter burlap covering.
4 This is the boxwood border surrounding the herbaceous peony bed.
5 This frame needs to be quite strong to hold up under the weight of snow.
6 The bamboo is actually attached to wooden stakes hammered firmly into the ground.
7 The intersections are laced together tightly with twine.
8 It's not exactly the pyramids, but pretty darn close!
9 When all the framework is in place, the next step is to hand-sew the burlap over it.
10 The lovely fan-shaped leaves of ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo leaves turn bright yellow in autumn and seem to fall off the tree all at once. It is believed that ginkgo supplements can enhance memory and concentration.
11 The yellowing vines growing up these trees are climbing hydrangea, a spectacular white flowering plant in midsummer and spectacular foliage in autumn.
12 This blazing tree is a stewartia.
13 Looking across still verdant paddocks towards the equipment barn
14 G.K., who was out for his exercise, blends in well with the autumnal landscape.
15 Rufus, Billie, and Clive were quietly munching on hay. Their coats are beginning to grow thicker.
16 The linden allee will soon be bare of leaves.
17 Another view of the stable
18 This little tree is a blue atlas cedar, which will eventually grow into a stately tree.
19 The blue atlas cedar is covered with little cones.
20 Another look
21 The hayfield is so green looking through the woods.
22 Another view
23 A stand of tall white pines with bright orange Virginia creeper climbing up their trunks
24 The undulating boxwood allee leading to the stable - This, too, will soon be covered with burlap for the winter.
25 A knothole in the paddock fencing
26 One of the twisting carriage roads
27 The allee of pin oaks has grown so tall. These trees really hold onto their leaves.
28 Another view of the pin oaks with the side of the equipment barn
29 This is my pinetum. The trees turning brown are deciduous conifers.
30 A view of my house
31 The produce in the vegetable green house has sprouted and is growing well.
32 Two large bay trees and a blood orange tree have found a winter home here.
33 This is near my front gate - more climbing hydrangea and the bright orange foliage is cotinus, or smoke tree.
34 The hosta in the shade garden is rapidly changing.
35 These large hosta leaves, which were so beautiful all summer, shrivel and die back to the ground, only to emerge again fresh and lovely in the spring.
36 This little potted stewartia tree on my terrace is dropping its leaves.
37 As is this katsura
38 A nice shot of the long pergola.
39 More glowing foliage
40 A burning bush - very aptly named
41 Burning bush are quite beautiful in the autumn landscape.
42 The Cross River Reservoir is right near my farm and it offers up some lovely vistas.
43 This particular day was very calm and the surface of the water was glass-like.
45 A true mirror image
52 Reservoir fishing boats