Buttery trees signal fall, at last


Even though it was in the mid-80s F just a couple of days ago, it’s chilly today, and the suddenly yellow leaves of the Mexican buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa), visible from my kitchen window, tell me the trees believe autumn is finally here.


I couldn’t resist including another view with Cosmo, our newish pup.


Out front, the Japanese maple is starting to turn, first orangey yellow and then, soon, blazing out in crimson glory.

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2 Responses

  1. Buttery – that’s a great term for many trees’ foliage in fall! I always look for the right term, and with many, it’s not gold, yellow, or red. Fall a month after us, but glad it made it there…well, sort of.

    Time to crack out the thesaurus around here. It’s peak or maybe just past peak leaf season, such as it is. —Pam

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your garden is complete with the cosmo. Such a cutie.

    He does add a certain something to the garden. Just like Luna. —Pam