If you live in any area where foliage changes with the seasons, you know how exciting and beautiful autumn can be.
This year’s fall foliage has been quite vibrant - palettes of red, orange, yellow and brown are seen across the landscapes here in the Northeast. Soon, these autumn colors will fade, but over the last few weeks, we've captured a few of the beautiful photos of fall at my farm - many of you have commented how much you enjoy these seasonal views.
And don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time ends tomorrow morning, November 6th, so set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. Those living in participating states across the US will get an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time occurs in many states and territories except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Island.
The perimeter around my paddocks displays such wonderful shades of orange, yellow, amber and brown.
The stand of giant white pines is majestic. Pinus strobus, commonly known as the eastern white pine, white pine, northern white pine, Weymouth pine, and soft pine is a large pine native to eastern North America.
I love the changing colors of the season. This was my grove of American beech trees, Fagus grandifolia, last month, when the leaves were just beginning to turn.
And this is how they looked yesterday.These American beech trees offer a beautiful autumn show every year.
These are my two favorite old apple trees in the central paddock – they have very few fruits this year. Last April’s frost wreaked havoc on many fruit trees here in the Northeast.
One month ago, these pin oaks were still quite green. My pin oaks, Quercus palustris, have done so well here on my farm. They are easy to grow and maintain – they are popular landscape trees.
Now, the leaves are russet brown. I love how these trees hold onto their leaves.
From the other side, the beautiful colors stand out from all the green grass – so beautiful.
This photo shows the winding road leading to my woodlands last October.
In just a few weeks, the colors have turned a more vibrant yellow.
Here is a view across one of my hayfields – some of the trees are already bare.
The dark green color of the boxwood looks so bold against the orange and red of the autumn colored trees in the distance.
More autumn color across one of my paddocks – my chicken coops are on the right.
My allee of lindens were still pale green last month. These handsome trees have a loose canopy that produces dappled shade on the ground below.
Here was my linden tree allee yesterday – full of yellow color. Lindens, Tilia, are also known as basswoods, and have sturdy, straight trunks and profuse foliage. These trees create such a lovely walkway – I wish it was longer.
A few years ago, I planted a double allee of lindens interspersed with sycamores down one of the alleys to the stable road. Most are growing very well and provide such wonderful color through the seasons.
The beautiful Japanese maple woodland – it is full of fall colors. Japanese maple, Acer palmatum, includes hundreds of cultivars with countless forms, leaf types, and sizes – but they all blend so well with any companion plants and trees.
This grove becomes more and more beautiful as the years pass.
I get so compliments on the fencing around the farm – it is antique spruce fencing I bought in Canada, and it surrounds all my paddocks for the horses, ponies and donkeys.
The shadows cast on the farm by the white spruce Canadian fencing are so wonderful – it’s hard not to take note of it.
This great ginkgo in the back is in the garden behind my Summer House. Ginkgo biloba, one of the world’s oldest tree species, turns an amazing yellow in autumn and then all at once drops its leaves – it’s another complex phenomenon of nature.
The bald cypress trees turn a beautiful coppery bronze before dropping its leaves. Bald cypress, Taxodium distichum, add such dramatic fall color and texture to the landscape.
What does autumn look like where you live? Let me know in the comments section below.