Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 23, 2008

Fall 2008

Thanks to a warm, dry September, the foliage was outstanding this year. Everyone was talking about it. It was shaping up to be a good year, but all of a sudden, everything was bright yellow & red, out of nowhere. I wish I had taken my camera with me to work because it was everywhere.

This is the barberry bush in our backyard.

These next few were taken about 2 weeks later. In the 10 fall seasons we've been here, I never remember this tree getting yellow.

Even the dogwood tree leaves turned red.

Bright yellow maples peeking around fir and cedar trees.

The barberry bush went from red to blazing scarlet.

Then we had this killer full moon & clouds a couple of weeks ago.

The economy may have crashed around us, but at least we had pretty things to look at.


  1. Hi, sweetie, where have you been? Those pics are gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

  2. I've been around.....on Facebook. lol

  3. Beautiful photos--my favorite color is red!

    Just lovely.

  4. Anonymous2:08 PM

    the photos are fantastic jojo - it's just so wonderful how nature's beauty can lift flagging spirits - I only have a tiny back garden but when I first moved in I bought an olive tree that I love to stare out through the kitchen window - it doesn't take much to please me ;>)

  5. Thanks Daisy! The bush was quite a sight to see!

    Ann - It doesn't take much to please us either and being from New England, I always look forward to foliage!

  6. I can't believe we still have leaves on some trees. The colours inthese pictures are stunning.

  7. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Awesome photos. Brilliant colors.

  8. how pretty it all looks; we had our usual 2 days of fall and then winter showed up.

    i have plans for your deck...i see...tropical drinks, bags of doritos and lotsa fun, interesting people, millng about.

  9. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Autumn is my favourite time of year. Beautiful pictures Jojo.

  10. Val - It took a long time for the leaves to fall here too; some are still clinging to the trees.

    Michelle - They are pretty but not as nice as New England (remember that time we went to NH for the day?) lol

    Fen - I'll start making a list of BBQ supplies. BYOB (bring your own BEADS! lol

    Diane - Thanks! It's our fave time of year.

  11. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Bobby's Girl here, HI JoJo! The pictures are great. The leaves took a long time to turn and then to fall here in Michigan. Fall is always the most beautiful time and is too short. We miss you on Molly!

  12. that barberry bush is gorgeous!!!! I've never heard of that kind of bush before but now I want one :-)

  13. I love the photos of the moon! Awesome! I have never been able to catch a good photo of the moon.