Views of the Neighborhood – The Falling Leaves

Very seldom do we get colors of fall here in this part of Texas. Given the drought situation, we did not expect much. Then suddenly, we got a little rain, and the trees said in unison, “Let’s go for it.” So today, we are going to see what they look like. We are being catered by Olamaie of Austin. Pay no attention to the prices. It’s covered. Our entertainment is Neil Young.

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So let’s get rolling.

The first view is a Bradford pear just beginning to turn.

Red berries.

A great ingredient for one of my favorite liquors. Juniper berries

A bush version of the red berries.

A Bradford pear in full glory.

A deciduous oak in the foreground and a Bradford pear in the back.

Another deciduous oak.

Bradford pears.

An old Bradford pear.

A crape myrtle

More red berries

A golden color deciduous oak.

Another red deciduous oak

A glorious Japanese Maple.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our fall color. Relax and have some food and enjoy the music. I hope you have a great week.

95 comments

  1. One of the things we enjoyed most about our time in France was the mixed woodland across the shallow valley from us; it was rather special in its autumn colours. The old oak tree at the bottom of our garden always looked good too, as do those in your neighbourhood, John.

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    1. Sounds wonderful, Keith. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. We had the same experience here. After the days of Thanksgiving holiday rain, the trees suddenly burst into color. Many already were losing leaves, but what was left put on a glorious show; it looks as though it may endure for a few more days.

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    1. We had some wind on Friday so the falling is now serious.

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  3. Gorgeous shots, John! Sadly, the wind driven rains lately have taken down most of our leaves. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. That does happen here too. I’m glad I caught them.

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  4. They add quite a bit of color for your neighborhood! That Japanese maple is most certainly glorious!!
    Thanks for the ride and the Gulf shrimp!!

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    1. Thanks for coming along, GP 😁

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  5. It always takes my brain a second to acknowledge the β€˜e’ in β€˜crape’. Poor tree has such a mean name.

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    1. I’m always getting it wrong too. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. Thanks for letting me join in your lovely fall explosion.

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    1. Thanks for joining. 😊

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  7. Stunning colours! Nature prints a pretty picture.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. She certainly does.

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  8. It is good to see color. Here it is all white on white.

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    1. Can be pretty away from the city.

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  9. John,

    Great pictures. I thought Texas was just old sagebrush.
    And thanks for your generosity. I’ll have a buttermilk biscuit.
    Stay well.

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    1. I’m glad you are watching out for my expenses.

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  10. Does that mean you don’t usually get a color change?

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    1. Not a vibrant color change. We don’t have a lot of deciduous trees here.

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  11. The views of your neighborhood are lovely, John. We had little color change this year, and the leaves fell a month ago. The freezing nights hit earlier than usual, which probably caused the rapid movement to winter. Enjoy the colors and the late fall. πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚

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    1. Rapid move to winter is not a welcome thing. Hopefully a rapid move to spring will follow. 😁 Thanks, Gwen.

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      1. Great way to think about it, John! 🌞

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      2. If only it would come true. 😁

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  12. Great tour, John, displaying some awesome colors. It’s good to see nature’s beauty on display.

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    1. Yes it is. Thank you, Tim.

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  13. Wow! You’ve got good color. We usually don’t have much, but for some reason, the fall here was spectacular. It’s a shame the colors don’t last longer, but we have another ‘bloom’ around Thanksgiving, when the more subtle colors come out. If money is no object, you know I’ll go for the Wagyu beef! And the beef tartar. Guess I could easily be Texan!

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    1. Good choice, Noelle. 😁

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  14. These are lovely, John! I didn’t realize crepe myrtle changed colors (learn something new every day). And thanks for covering the feast — those prices seem a bit high to me!

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    1. Yeah, welcome to Austin Texas for pricing.

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  15. How exciting, John. I love all the orange and red. (I only see yellow here, but they’re still nice.) We got a little rain in southern NM yesterday and last night. The pecan tree had dropped its leaves without them turning. My big mulberry tree looks like it might do the same. Thanks for the tour. Hugs.

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    1. Always good to have you along, Teagan. Hugs.

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  16. A fantastic display, John.

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    1. It was the best this year.

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  17. Autumn colours are so joyful, dear John! Might these trees inspire you, dear John!

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    1. They just might. It was a great display. Thank you, Maria. πŸ€—

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      1. 😊😊😊🍀🍀🍀🍻

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      2. πŸ₯‚πŸ°

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Beautiful colors, John πŸ™‚ We got the same burst of fall after the rain and snow. I thought the drought may give us a more muted fall but it still came.

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    1. Yup. Nature is great. Thanks, Denise.

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  19. The colors are beautiful, John. We’ve had one of the prettiest falls in several years. Amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I agree with you.

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  20. So nice to see the trees in Texas saddle up and decide to put on a show of wonderful colors for the Fall. All our leaves have “retired” for the year, so it was great to see this tree tour today, John.

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    1. ours are really late but the nice thing is they held on until the color came through.

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  21. Your neighborhood has some beautiful color! Our foliage season was unusually brilliant this year as well.

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    1. That warms the heart doesn’t it? Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. My husband and I did two foliage tours this year, and also enjoyed the foliage on our own property,

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      2. Wow. Sounds wonderful.

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  22. Well, your trees there did a good job of coordinating their color. Lovely colors! Thanks for sharing. We don’t get much down here.

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    1. I remember the coast was not very colorful. Thanks, Jo. Have a great week.

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  23. Great color, John. It’s good to see leaves on the trees. Ours are long gone. I hope you can enjoy another week. I’ll go with smoked cabbage and grilled pork chop, with a biscuit and some whipped potatoes on the side.

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  24. By the way, John. This post reminded me that I had two bags of leaves to put out for the LAST pickup tomorrow morning. They start at 6:00am – Thanks!

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    1. Oh good. I know how it is to miss a pick-up.

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  25. How beauteous!
    Thank you for these inspiring shots, John!

    Here… the trees are naked lace.

    What are Butter beans? I thought I knew of every bean in existence.
    Sounds delish, and I Yummo sour dough!

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    1. They are shaped like a big lima bean. Is yellow and tastes like a canneilli bean.

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      1. Gotcha!!! Yum!

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      2. OX HAHA OX

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      3. Fun stuff. OX OX

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      4. πŸ‚ ♉️ πŸ‚ ♉️ πŸ€—

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      5. πŸ€—πŸ‚ ♉️ πŸ‚ ♉️ πŸ€—

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      6. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‚ ♉️ πŸ‚ ♉️ πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      7. How can I add to this? I wouldn’t want to “Rune” it! OX OX OX

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      8. Yes we should let it stand OX OX OX OX (loved ‘rune’ Very clever you are.)

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      9. πŸ™ƒ πŸ‚

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    The unexpected pleasures are just a little bit sweeter.

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    1. Yes for sure, Pete.

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  27. Interesting that you’re just now getting the color.

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    1. Isn’t it? Last in the country I’ll Bet

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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      1. My pleasure, John! xx Michael

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  28. I love the colors of fall, even though i like more the temperatures of summer. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing these wonderful impressions, John! xx Michael

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    1. I like fall here since the temps stay below 40 degrees C

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      1. Wow! Lakeway could be another source for Germany. Send some warmth to us and our politicans don’t need to return to Namibia (former “Deutsch-SΓΌdwest-Afrika”). Best wishes, Michael

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  29. Bradford pears really do have some beautiful fall colors. Our Japanese maple has never shown bold colors like this one. A medium purple is as good as it gets.

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    1. Hmmm. I had one of those too.

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  30. That Bradford Pear is gorgeous! Isn’t it amazing what a little water can do for plants. Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. It is amazing. Thanks, Deborah.

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  31. Not bad!!! Guess what fall color we have here in AZ? NADA. ZILCH. So sad. But we did just have rain for two days, so maybe soon?

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    1. Maybe you’ll get some. I know if has been dry in your parts.

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  32. I love the plush of the season and that Japanese maple IS glorious.

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  33. Gorgeous tree shots John. Ours are all bare and freezing, lol. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Debby. We are glad to have them for sure.

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  34. Very pretty, beautiful colors.

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    1. They are. Thanks for the visit.

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      1. You’re welcome. Is this late for such beautiful fall colors?

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      2. Our fall is late due to warm weather. Until there is a chill the trees don’t get the hint.

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      3. Ah, I see. Lucky you to still have all that color.

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      4. Yes we are lucky.

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