The colors are really popping around here. It's all so pretty and awe inspiring. Sometimes it's hard to get anything done. I just want to stand here and stare. The Japanese Maple turns the most gorgeous color of red in the fall. It catches my eye and takes my breath away each time I pass by the window. This picture was taken last week, before a storm stripped most of the leaves away. Bah.
Also, I have to show you what the Harlequin Glory Bower is up to just now. You know, the "peanut butter" tree I am so fond of? Well. In the fall, the leaves don't do much of a color change, but the flowers. Oh my.
They are show stoppers. Just spectacular little gems.
Can you believe this color? The berries form after the white flowers fall away. They look like small cerulean-blue pearls. It's an amazing transformation.
OK, time to pull myself away from the window and the great outdoors and get back to the project at hand...because we now have two new girls fresh outta the embroidery hoop:
It seems the girls are out numbering the boys. But not for long!