Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Walk in the Arboretum

The clouds have been gathering and the sky is getting dark.  Soon I will begin to hear the sound of raindrops on the roof which will probably last the rest of the afternoon and into the night.  Last week however, it was a different story as my cousin came to visit and we were able to enjoy a lovely walk in the sunshine at the Evergreen Arboretum located in one of our local parks. It's not very large which makes it a perfect place for me to enjoy all the beautiful plants without getting overtired.  There are many types of evergreen trees in this garden.  However, I was more interested in the flowers and shrubs.

Here were the last of the late summer dahlias still in bloom and such a pretty shade of yellow tinged with peach.

Nearby was a section filled with different shades of pink and purple.

I don't know if this is a type of fuschia or something else altogether.  The color combination is striking.

This bench was the perfect place to stop and take a break and to enjoy the tranquility surrounding us before moving on to navigate the steps up to the fountain.



The green leaves on this maple tree won't begin to turn golden until November, but the seed pods have already turned a bright orange-red, and it won't be long before the wind causes them to propel down from their clusters like tiny little helicopters.  When my children were small they used to love to watched them slowly spinning down to the ground.

Autumn seems as though it has barely touched this garden, but the trees in other parks in the area are telling a different story.  Across the way from the pool where The Investigator and I go for some of my Physical Therapy  these trees have already shed many of their leaves leaving a crunchy carpet to walk upon.

And once again, I have brought a taste of autumn indoors.

If you look through the windows you can see the autumn colors both outside and in.  So I leave you with this wonderful quote by Albert Camus which says everything I feel about this time of the year. 

"Autumn is a second spring
when every leaf is a flower" 

 Thank you for stopping by. Adieu.



  1. your home is so beautiful!!!! I am glad you are able to get out now! Yes, Autumn has so much beauty! :) God bless you!!!

  2. thanks so much for your comments dear one! I know your recovery must take a long time, so severe were your injuries! I hope that you have comfort in this season of Christmas, even though you are moving more slowly. I would love to hear how you are doing - my blog email is roosjeblog AT yahoo DOT CA if you have time. God bless you and I pray bring you to a greater amount of health!

  3. Your autumn blog decorating was beautiful. I hope you are healing some every day and that you were able to enjoy Christmas! Nancy