Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Colors and Moss~Grass Valley California

Lovely Ponderosa Pine with its long needles.
The squirrels love eating the seeds
or "pinenuts" out of the pinecones.

Holly Bush with bright red
against the shiny green leaves .

This is our sweet two year old Dogwood tree.
Hoping for some of those lovely Pink Dogwood Blossoms
next Springtime.Plum tree to the left of the Dogwood.

Can you see the owl house in the Ponderose Pine
in the top left hand corner of this picture?

Mossy rock surrounded
by St. John's Wort.

This is our little Meditation Corner.

Other side of Meditation Corner.
The little rock bench was made by My Guy
with rocks from our yard. He also made the
holder for the latern. What a great guy!!

More of that lovely moss.

Loving the orange/rust leaves on
our young Persimmon Tree.

I just can't get enough of that moss that appears
after the first rains in the Fall. More St. John's Wort.
Love watching the birds use the bird bath
but kind of odd that after they take a bath
they are known to take a drink of the bath water!

I guess I am getting a little
obsessed with the moss.

Yellow leaves on the Redbud Tree.

This Liquid Amber get yellow leaves
in the Fall...never red.

Sweet little Nandina Bush also know as
Heavenly or Sacred Bamboo. Sweet!

Red Liquid Amber Tree in our front yard.
I am always so sad when the last
red leaves fall off this tree!
Hope you have enjoyed this little walk in our garden in Grass Valley. It was sprinkling lightly while I was taking these photos. Now, I am cozy inside with a fire going in our gas stove.



Rachel said...

Beautiful! I love Fall, don't you? Have a wonderful time in Grass Valley this weekend!

Suz said...

Oh I did enjoy the tour! I love gardens...used to go to several garden walks a year. Your St. Johns wort doesn't look like the kind I know...your seems to be a ground cover...mine more of a bush.
I love your meditation garden space....nice that your guy can make such nice things happen...must be his Illinois blood
keep the pictures coming

Anya said...

Fall is the colorful time of the year :)
You make wonderful shots !!!
I love fall (and also spring .. )

Have a wonderful weekend
Anya :)
Kareltje =^.^=

goldenbird said...

Nice Fall colors! I love those shiny Holly Bush leaves. Your meditation space looks so serene. Any signs of owls yet? Looking forward to pics of the dogwood blossoms next spring (fingers crossed).

We had some light rain here yesterday and today, too. Have a great weekend in GV.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures of all of the leaves and yes moss is pretty to me too. I got warm just as you said warm fire. I am getting ready to go to a ballgame this morning and it is 42deg. brrrrr... have a blessed day!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW!!!! Your yard is just amazing! All those beautiful trees and I love the meditation corner!! Perfect!

Woollywotnots said...

What a super selection of photos

Janean said...

oooooooooooh the moss-covered stone! yay!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I came here from another blog because I just had to tell you that your avatar of that kitten made me smile☺

♥Mimi♥ said...

Happy to see that you made it over to my kitty blog. I ♥ my kitties!


Very pretty yard you have...and I don't see the owl...Love the colors of fall.
This Thanksgiving will be small...about 7 I think...and the meal will be served at about you?
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the colours in your part of the world! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Follett said...

How lovely! So many beautiful fall colors.

Suz said...

Could your plant be Solomon's seal instead of St John's Wort?
same religion..heheh

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely views of your garden, really enjoyed your cat photos, thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier.