Mums the Word!

Mums the Word!

This median strip at The Shoppes At Farmington Valley in Canton, CT made it’s way onto the blog in an earlier post because of its spring welcome to shoppers. You can revisit that post by clicking here. Today, it makes a return appearance with a glorious autumnal display. Enjoy!

Karl Foerster Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') and Chrysanthemum greet shoppers at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Autumn!
Karl Foerster Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’) and Chrysanthemum greet shoppers at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Autumn!

 

Karl Foerster Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') and Chrysanthemum greet shoppers at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Autumn!
Karl Foerster Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’) and Chrysanthemum greet shoppers at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Autumn!

 

Karl Foerster Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') and Chrysanthemum greet shoppers at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Autumn!
Karl Foerster Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’) and Chrysanthemum greet shoppers at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Autumn!

 

Worthy of Words Wednesday 10.16.13 – A Splash of Sugar on Tillotson Road!

Worthy of Words Wednesday 10.16.13 – A Splash of Sugar on Tillotson Road!

Tillotson Road in Avon CT is one of the more picturesque roads in the Farmington Valley. Recently, a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) caught my eye as I soaked in Tillotson’s autumn splendor!

A brilliant fall day on Tillotson Road!
A brilliant fall day on Tillotson Road!
A splash of color waits at the end of a cornfield on Tillotson Road.
A splash of color waits at the end of a cornfield on Tillotson Road.
Looking like an exclamation point on this fence line, a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) stands in all it's fall glory!
Looking like an exclamation point on this fence line, a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) stands in all it’s fall glory!
Corn stalks and Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum), Autumn in New England!
Corn stalks and Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum), Autumn in New England!

Enjoy the change of seasons my friends!

“Leaves”

“Leaves”

"Scott Hokunson" "Blue Heron Landscape Design"

 

Leaves

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
 At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

 

          — Elsie N. Brady