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.