Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Color in the Commonwealth of KY

Or should I say lack of color...
Last week I took one of my children for a walk at the Nature Preserve to look for some color! I thought it would be the perfect spot. But did you know that southern Indiana and a small part of KY is in the middle of a Level II drought? It obviously is affecting the fall colors this year. Some things have a bit of color, some have just plain lost their leaves and some are just covered in dead brown leaves.  But, there are some things that are showing a lot of color even if they are not as pretty as they might be during a year with normal rainfall. Last week the preserve was still quite green or dead.

 Sure would like him around my garden...where's that fishing net!
I took my daughter for a walk in the Preserve today, this is about all the color I could find. 
 But, here at my house...

I have a beautiful Maple showing its red color on one side of the drive, and a beautiful Maple showing its yellow colors on the other side, though a bit slower than the red one. It makes for a nice BIG pile of leaves for the kids to play in. This is Eli's first experience int he leaves!

This is the first year I have participated in Dave's  Fall Color Project, at The Home Garden. You can go there to view the fall colors from many other places and track the color movement south.


  1. He's so cute!! (and colorful) I love this time of year.

  2. Maples are my absolute favorite tree for fall color! We always loved to jump in the leaves when I was a child, then my children loved it, too. Now I have grandchildren who are enjoying them. I have a number of "sitting in the leaves" photos - you've inspired me to find them and enjoy them again!

  3. Oh yes, I have taken lots of beautiful pictures of 2 of my kids in the leaves so far. I have yet to get the third one out and photo him! But I love it! They make the prettiest photos! Maybe I'll have to post more.