The first six pictures I took in our garden yesterday.
Our red oak is red, strikingly red, this autumn. 🙂
Birch tree & maple tree, again… I got a bit carried away with these two, they are both fabulously yellow, golden, this autumn.
Two pictures that I took by the lake today:
By the lake Pyhäjärvi here in our home village.
And I already wrote earlier that we are growing parsnips, too, for the first time ever, this year. I’ve made roasted parsnips twice, this was last night:
I used only salt and pepper and olive oil. And I don’t peel the parsnips.
Parsnip has a lovely nutty and aromatic flavour, it’s one of my favourite vegetables, best from the oven. 🙂
It’s November – the fifth season has started. 😉 Now just some observations I made in our garden yesterday and today.
Under our biggest pine tree.
A dandelion and November secrets…
It’s time to start feeding wild birds.
A November apple… Now the apple tree, too, has lost almost all of its leaves.
Hawthorn berries. We have two hawthorn hedges, this is the one that we haven’t cut – and the one that has a lot of berries…
November came for the red oak. But the tree still hangs on to its leaves…
Someone from the couch: “Here’s some observation of November for you…
…I’ll be available again on the first of May, or on the 21st of April at the earliest.”
Me: “What are you doing?”
The tiger: “I’m observing November.”
Me: “Okay. Wait… What?”
The nights have been colder now, the temperature has been around zero degrees Celsius and below. Right now, in the morning, it’s -4 degrees Celsius. Now it’s the time for our red oak to have autumn colours.
Quercus rubra or red oak, we planted this tree in the middle of July this year. A very young tree, tall and slender, hopefully it grows a bit stronger. 🙂
They say (in Finland) that red oaks have the colour red in their leaves in autumn when the trees are young, but when they are older, the autumn colour is not that bright anymore. But… some have seen old and red red oaks in Finland in autumn, and some have seen even green, very green, red oaks in autumn. So, it depends…(?) 🙂 Our red oak stayed green for a long time this autumn, compared with many other trees that have already lost all or almost all of their leaves.
The apple tree in the picture is the other one that still has a lot of leaves. But the red oak is the only one that still has all of its leaves.
Fall phlox grew a bit further after August. The new parts of the plant are flowering now, the older parts were flowering already in August.
Still some cornflowers… with their faces already down.
There’s still one new clematis flower blooming, I was surprised to find it. And I was delighted by its colour… deep thoughts, the colour October…
And viola is still there…