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We've had quite a bit of rain over the past couple of days which has done a number on the fall colors, but here are a few shots I took earlier in the week when things were really popping. We still haven't had a frost, but it looks like that's going to change by next weekend. Now it's major leaf dump time. Lots of scooping going to be happening in the next week or two.
The Pink Muhly grass & Arkansas Amsonia add color this time of year.
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Water's still warm enough to keep the fish active & looking for food
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The upper pool plants are looking tired, but I'm letting them stay until we get a good frost/freeze, then I'll cut things back.
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Looking across the pond from East to West
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And West to East
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Thanks! We've talked about that, if things ever become too much work for us to deal with, we could rehome our koi & do shubunkins instead. But at this point, I LOVE my koi & can't imagine my pond without them!
 

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That gazebo looks seriously inviting! Makes me wan't to take a book and a glass of wine and just sit out there for hours.

I just love the fall colors! That's something we don't get here, other than a few places near the Lebanese border and the Golan Heights. The only tree I have that gives really great fall colors is a crepe myrtle that turns red, but only if we have a sudden cold snap early in the autumn.
 
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That gazebo looks seriously inviting! Makes me wan't to take a book and a glass of wine and just sit out there for hours.

I just love the fall colors! That's something we don't get here, other than a few places near the Lebanese border and the Golan Heights. The only tree I have that gives really great fall colors is a crepe myrtle that turns red, but only if we have a sudden cold snap early in the autumn.
I must admit to spending my fair share of time sitting in that gazebo with a glass of wine.... :giggle:
 
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Sounds to me like a very good use of ones time! :) I'm finding just sitting out by the pond seems to lower my blood pressure.
lowers the blood pressure , increased state of relaxation, Keeps the body bending and stretching wedding and netting, And lastly an ego boost knowing what you created.
 
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We've had quite a bit of rain over the past couple of days which has done a number on the fall colors, but here are a few shots I took earlier in the week when things were really popping. We still haven't had a frost, but it looks like that's going to change by next weekend. Now it's major leaf dump time. Lots of scooping going to be happening in the next week or two.
The Pink Muhly grass & Arkansas Amsonia add color this time of year.
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Water's still warm enough to keep the fish active & looking for food
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The upper pool plants are looking tired, but I'm letting them stay until we get a good frost/freeze, then I'll cut things back.
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Looking across the pond from East to West
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And West to East
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You have a beautiful pond. What part of the country are you from?
 

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Here is a picture of my fall pond( see picture above...I am not tech savvy). My pickerel, parrot feather, and water lilies are all gone, as are the flowers and other plants around the edge. I am going leaf picking right now.
 
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lowers the blood pressure , increased state of relaxation, Keeps the body bending and stretching wedding and netting, And lastly an ego boost knowing what you created.

All of this! Plus natural Vitamin D boost from the sunshine. And if you eat a little dirt, you've got your probiotics covered, too! ;)

We humans belong in nature, not stuck inside all day at a desk behind a computer. I get out every day no matter how cold and enjoy the REAL world we live in.
 
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That's where my job surpasses all. They pay me to go into the most secluded areas in the country. Occasionally we find and area where you can tell it has had very minimal influence from man's foot print. I have a regulated area on this project with a Grove of white cedar. Some may say yeah we have almost nothing but around me. Well this is a very unusual area for the north east.
 
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We've had quite a bit of rain over the past couple of days which has done a number on the fall colors, but here are a few shots I took earlier in the week when things were really popping. We still haven't had a frost, but it looks like that's going to change by next weekend. Now it's major leaf dump time. Lots of scooping going to be happening in the next week or two.
The Pink Muhly grass & Arkansas Amsonia add color this time of year.
View attachment 154973

Water's still warm enough to keep the fish active & looking for food
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The upper pool plants are looking tired, but I'm letting them stay until we get a good frost/freeze, then I'll cut things back.
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Looking across the pond from East to West
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And West to East
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This is one of the few pics of a pond AFTER prime season that is actually still stunning! I just love your photos!
 
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This is one of the few pics of a pond AFTER prime season that is actually still stunning! I just love your photos!
Thanks. It's amazing what a difference a couple weeks make. Now there are almost no leaves on any of the trees, except for the one huge oak that drives me crazy every year by hanging on to them WAY longer than it should! It often takes the first snowfall or ice storm in December or January to get them to completely drop (which means I'm out there scooping leaves right on into winter!)
 

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one huge oak that drives me crazy every year by hanging on to them WAY longer than it should! It often takes the first snowfall or ice storm in December or January to get them to completely drop
I got one of those too! Sometimes it still is hanging on to the leaves when my other trees are starting to put out new leaves in the spring.
 
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I got one of those too! Sometimes it still is hanging on to the leaves when my other trees are starting to put out new leaves in the spring.
I had one back in IL like that. It never dropped its leaves until it started budding out in the Spring. At least this one doesn't wait THAT long!
 
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I got one of those too! Sometimes it still is hanging on to the leaves when my other trees are starting to put out new leaves in the spring.
tHERES ONE TREE I HATE EVEN MORE THAN THE OAK FOR LEAVES. the southern catalpa. it has huge leaves in the shape of a spade" playing card" the whole tree flowers and it's 80 feet tall. makes a sticky mess in june. then it looses it's leaves in the fall . then it has an extra bonus. It has pods that are a foot long and that opens and drops it's seeds i believe in December/ January . And then the pods drop in february. the rake never gets put away. now mind you one of the most beautiful flowering trees there is a 80 foot tree covered in flowers but make no mistake they are a nightmare
 

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