I admire Clifford very much. And the other images leave ME wordless (a hard thing to do!)
Indeed, I would imagine it is. I appreciate the comment!
Those magnolia leaves look so perfect, I could have sworn you placed each one by hand :-).
Oh my, to have that amount of free time! Actually I looked out the window and laughed, there had been no leaves on the ground just the day before. A windy night indeed. I went out to pick them up and realized it was kind of beautiful and I should share.
Dramatic and spectacular fall....leaf fall that is!
Nice word play!
Can't wait until my Clifford is as big and magnificent as yours. What a thrill!
It will happen, faster than you realize.
It's that goldem, leaf-strewn time of year, all right. Clifford has mastered it to perfection!
It is so much more dramatic to do a big dump like this all at once.
It's hard when wind strips your favorite trees so quickly but Clifford will have new clothes before you know it.
I hope you're right Kris. Here's to a quick winter.
Such big, beautiful leaves, even scattered and dying on the ground. And I had to laugh at the ones impaled on the Agave.
I *love* big leaves, even if they're strewn about the ground. It's impressive that some were impaled by the agaves -- makes cleanup a bit more exciting, right?Of all of the photos I've seen of your garden over the last few years, I never knew that you had that little retaining wall and steps! Is the wall usually hidden by potted plants?
Really? Yes the patio is "sunken" - the wall is obscured but certainly not hidden. It runs the entire length of the patio both the side parallel to the house and in front of the shade pavilion.
I love the name Clifford for a tree. Faaaabulous! I need to name my trees. Nice photos, especially showing the wide view of your lovely garden. Great textures in there.
Thanks VW, that was my husbands pick. After the big red dog.
Clifford is getting huge! I love it! Look at the size of those leaves!
Isn't he? I remember how excited I was when I could see him from the window when lying in bed. Now he fills the window. And ya, the leaves are getting bigger to. I LOVE them.
OMG! I know you said how they were overwhelming when they fell...but seeing the evidence is something else! Gordon freaked out this morning when an Oak leaf dropped next to her on the sidewalk...I can only imagine what she would do if one of Sammy's leaves dropped next to her...HAHA!
That could be pretty funny! Maybe I should save you a couple?
See the tree how big it's grown, and friend it hasn't been so long it wasn't big. How quickly the children grow! Clifford is certainly handsome! So, a lint brush won't work so well for this kind of shedding, right?
He is a handsome fellow isn't he? Have your seed cones dropped yet?
Oh, the DANGER!
There could be things buried under those leaves!
Beautiful... those leaves... indeed it is wordless.
Oh Lisa I'm still thinking about those pictures of the damage in your garden...
Oh, thanks Loree :(, I must do something but haven't found what to do yet.
The last beautiful hurrah. At least for this year.
Spring is just around the corner right?
What a great collection! I'm waiting for the day (it may never come) when my Magnolia macrophylla will bloom. I'm in vermont and so it dies back a bit every winter but it is gradually getting larger. the leaves haven't fallen yet, but I am inspired by your photos to take a bunch of mine when they go!
I remember it felt like mine would never bloom too, now I just take it for granted. Thanks for the reminder!
Imagine cleaning that up, if you had some large cacti and sotols back there...
This made me chuckle. Naughty Clifford. Great shots!
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