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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednsday





29 comments:

  1. Hot rods and hearts, I'm sure there's a song in there somewhere. Probably a country song.

    Gorgeous colors on the leaves.

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    1. Hot rods and hearts would be a great country song! I was thinking that both the car and the garage behind it were "fixers" that just needed some TLC.

      Katsura leaves looked particularly vibrant this year.

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  2. I love how the car is also painted in autumn colors. Those red leaves are so bright. Lovely.

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    1. I didn't even think of that. You are right, it's nice that it's dressed for the season!

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    1. Cercidiphyllum japonicium. Another tree after which I lust. If only I had more space!

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  4. Who needs words? (well, yours are usually pretty entertaining).

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    1. Why thank you kindly ma'am. This car in front of the rotting garage is something that tickles me each time I see it.

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  5. Awesome pictures! those drops over the leaves are gorgeous!! and that car and roof...

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    1. Thanks Lisa! At what point is it time to give up on a building or a car?

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  6. The leaves, are they Cercis? You can feature those pics on Valentines Day too :)

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    1. Cercidiphyllum. I've never seen them turn this color before but this may have been a fancy new variety. They were at a nursery and I forgot the rest of what the tag said.

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  7. Hello there Mr. TOG : )
    That is quite a contrast in pictures from the old car to brilliant red leaves .. what is that plant/shrub ? .. love anything red this time of year !
    Winthrop my little garden gargoyle is very pensive about the coming winter .. he usually stays on the banister out side, but that was when he was much younger .. if might have to start coming in now that he is older poor guy !
    Joy : )

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    1. The tree is Cercidiphyllum or Katsura tree but they usually turn yellow or yellow orange. Red is a great color this time of year. Disanthus cercidifolius has gorgeous red color this time of year and is hardy to zone 5a. Winthrop looked qutie handsome in your picture and I'm glad you're considering bringing him in for the winter as his arthritis pain might ease considerably in a nice warm house.

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  8. The brilliant, loud colors are absolutely amazing, and so beautiful as part of our late fall display.

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    1. We're very fortunate to live where we do and that the foliage colors have been especially gorgeous this year. Thanks for commenting Charlie!

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  9. The rusting Oldsmobile (?) reminded me immediately of my brother's place in the country. As an auto body man he had a few "relics" decorating the grounds. One was an old Lincoln that had become such a part of the landscape that it was referred to as "the sinkin' Lincoln" as the turf and bushes had grown up around it. Thanks for the laugh and the beautiful red leaves!

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    1. The stinkin' Lincoln will stick in my head. I can just picture it! Happy to share the laugh and the pretty leaves!

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  10. Don't want to get to far ahead of yourself, but you might want to have somebody take a look at that roof. Might need some work.

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    1. I thought about that but wasn't sure if I should bother anyone about it.

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  11. Was a car black or yellow in its youth, Peter?

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    1. Probably black with the flames being added later. Happy weekend, Nadezda!

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  12. Beautiful capturing of picture with dew drops. Looks great!!!

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  13. The red leaves are beautiful. I like the flames on the car. It looks a lot like my grandfather's car. I avoided sitting in the driver's side back seat because when he spit his chewing tobacco out the window there was usually some blow-back. What other people wrote in the comments in your blog are so funny. LOL

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    1. Got a laugh out of your story about your grandfather's chewing tobacco blow-back. Eeew! Happy weekend, Hannah!

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    2. Thanks, Peter. My grandfather was my gardening inspiration. His okra plants stood way above my head, flowers like moons at 1-5 years of age. Huge plates of green beans, tomatoes, cornbread, graced their table and pear, Damson plum, and fig jams. He was a character.

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  14. Awesome car!
    My friend suggested it may be a 1952 Plymouth. Think of all the plants you could cart away in this giant!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.