Monday, 2 December 2013

Featuring Colour

For some reason when I looked out of the window today it seemed very gray.  Perhaps because it is December!  When I looked a little closer though, I saw that there was actually more colour than you might think, just to be seen in my back garden!

 
 
 
 
 
There are still a few grapes that the birds are munching on!

 
 
I love the way that the Sacred Bamboo (Nandina Domestica) has berries and flowers at the same time!

 
 
Do you recognise this?  It was my autumn front door wreath.  It was still holding together, so I hung it up on the garden fence!

 
 
 
This is a flowering currant, lots of buds ready for flowers in the spring.

 
 
This beautiful verigated holly doesn't have berries this year, which is a shame.  Perhaps the birds ate them already!

 
 
 
 
 
 
There are still lots of leaves on the oak trees.  They won't be done falling until January I expect.


I spotted this tree over a neighbours roof - I wonder whose garden it is actually in!
 

The Silver Birch trees are still holding on to their leaves too.

What do you think.

Amy

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  1. There's still plenty of colour there. My Silver Birch is completely bare now.

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    1. I am suprised Jo that the silver birches around here still have so many leaves left, they are usually one of the earlier leaf droppers! Sad that all of your leaves are gone :( xx

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  2. WOW! You really do have a lot of colour. Come the end of winter,I'm craving colour!
    Jane x

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    1. Well you have all that snow to look at Jane!! We had our second christmas card today, so I am looking forward to putting those up around the place to add some colour - makes all the difference doesn't it! xx

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    2. There's still plenty of colour to be spotted if we look hard enough, isn't there? Though the trees in my garden are looking quite bare, the birds have eaten all my Holly berries and my beautiful Silver Birch has lost all it's leaves.
      Brrr! it's been blummin cold here - I felt like spending the whole day under a blanket.
      xx

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    3. Oh no Jill, that sounds very cold! Stay indoors and keep warm and keep on crafting is what I say!! xx

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  3. I'm luckily enjoying a night in a hotel with my mum and sister. The view of the trees still holding their autumn leaves is stunning. Amazing colour for December.

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    1. I hope that you are having a super time away Sara! Nice for you and your sister to get to spend some time with your Mum. xx

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  4. Lovely colours Amy. All I see out my window is white and it will be that way for a good few months now, but that's winter in Ottawa and it's Okay!

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    1. I am glad that we don't have snow, but the forecasters keep saying that it is coming, but we haven't seen any yet. Your lovely Christmas tree will give you lots of colour to add some cheer though! xx

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  5. Very colourful Amy. It's the second time today I've seen Nandina domestica on a blog... must get one!

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    1. Yes Jessica, you must get one - they are obviously the plant of the moment apart from anything else!! They are great, leaves, berries, flowers, all at once, all winter long. What more could you ask for in a plant. The birds don't eat the birds, even though they are red. xx

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  6. I think I am jealous that your garden has so much color still!!!!! My goodness friend!!! You have a rich palette of amazing colors and that fall wreath is just gorgeous!!!! Happy Monday to you!!!

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    1. It looks pretty brown when you look out of the window, but when you actually go outside, there is more to see than you think - you just have to look harder!!! I'm just glad that I am not looking out on snow!!! Happy Monday to you too Nicole. xx

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  7. There still is so much colour in your garden. With the leaves taking so long to fall hopefully we won't have too long to look out on bare branches.
    Sarah x

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    1. The oak trees bug me a little Sarah, they take a long time to lose their leaves which I like, and then they seem to take forever to get new ones in the spring! I'm impatient!!! xx

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  8. You've found a great deal of colour in your garden, more subtle than that of summer, but still beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! As you say, more subtle, but still there! xx

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  9. As I looked at the first few photos all I could think of was how happy the birds in your garden must be and then... You mentioned the birds! Everything is lovely, despite the time of year - or perhaps BECAUSE of the time of year!

    xo

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    1. I think you are right, BECAUSE of the time of year!! The birds seem very happy eating all that they can find - they had the remains of a lemon poppyseed cake yesterday and they really like that!! xx

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  10. Ah yes Amy, colour is everywhere - we just need to look that little bit harder at certain times of the year; the colours you found are beautiful. Your Sacred Bamboo is different to mine, although both are beautiful! Your autumn wreath has hung in there very well hasn't it! Overall you have so much in your garden and I'd love to see it when it's in full bloom - I bet it's very pretty! Hugs, Joy x

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    1. I really need to get more summer colour into the garden next year Joy, but I will do what I can! Interesting that there can be a plant with the same name, but be different plants isn't it. The wreath was still in good shape, so it seemed a shame to get rid of it - I thought that perhaps bugs and insects might use it to nest in over the winter. xx

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    2. Love these Amy, love these colours!! xoxo

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    3. Thank you Gloria! Not as pretty as your summery colours through! xx

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  11. It's always lovely to look really closely at our surroundings - you never know what you might find! Not sure my emails are getting through to you - have sent three - if they're not there could you maybe let me know (and just in case you haven't parcel received and other on it's way!) Have a great week x Jane

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    1. Glad to know that the parcel has arrived, can you tell I don't trust the post office! Perhaps you can try and email me again, check the address, it is in my sidebar. Can't wait to hear what you think of the contents of the parcel! Looking forward to receiving yours. xx

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  12. Definitely looks colorful to me! Those are my absolute favorite kind of grapes. I hope you're able to eat some too, not just the birds. :)

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    1. Unfortunately the grapes are very sharp - not for eating, that is why I left them for the birds. I think that they must be a wine grape! xx

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  13. I think Autumn / Winter colour can be just as pretty as Spring/Summer, just softer.
    Sally xxx

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    1. Exactly, pretty, just in a different way! xx

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  14. Gorgeous! I especially love the pinkish leaves!

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    1. I think that is some sort of cotoneaster, but I'm not sure! Pretty colours through, hey Betsy. xx

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  15. Hi Amy....
    I am very jealous of your climate in the UK....always seems green to me...heavenly♥
    Enjoy your week♥
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Not always green Linda, and often very wet and cold, if not snowy. They keep forecasting snow, but none yet (touch wood)!! Hope that you have a great week. xx

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  16. There's still a lot of colour in our gardens and even some flowers are surviving such as the polyanthus and roses. It's good to see on dull weather days.

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    1. Sadly no flowers left in our garden, but as you say, still lots of colour. xx

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  17. Wow, lovely pictures Amy! That Autumn wreath is stunning, I hope it lasts a lot longer as it gives a vibrant shot of colour in these grey days ...

    Thanks for your lovely comments over at thriftwood.

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. Thank you Claire, I do wish that I was closer so that I could visit your lovely new shop. xx

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    1. Amanda, so sorry, I deleted your comment by accident. Thank you for the lovely comment! xx

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  19. Beautiful pictures, I love the soft shades at this time of year. Your wreath looks so lovely on the fence, it is a really nice idea! Wishing you a happy December.
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen for your lovely comment. I hope that you have a happy December too. xx

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  20. What a lot of colour and texture you have in your garden! I like you autumn door wreath - so pretty:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie, and thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again. xx

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  21. Lots of lovely colour around you Amy, seems it's the same across most of the country this year.

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    1. There have been some amazing colours on the leaves and trees around here this year, just wish that I had been able to capture more. I hope that you have seen some of the great colours Suzie. xx

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  22. Some amazing photos Amy and there is so much colour to enjoy. Have a lovely day xoxo

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    1. It is surprising how much colour there is isn't it Hannapat! Hope that you are having a good day. xx

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