Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bloomin' lovely.

The shumak (spelling aprox - not in my dictionary) is not a favourite of mine but today (the scarlet, centre) it's earning its keep.  The enormous tree on the right has the unique ability to shed all its leaves in my garden.  I had plans to collect them - put them in plastic bags and use as leaf mould but a trip over a  rug (now banished) has given me second thoughts.

21 comments:

johng1962 said...

Our neighbours tree has the annoying habit of shedding its leaves over our back garden too! Fortunately the gardener has just been and mowed the lawns and tidyed up for us!

Pat said...

John: unfortunately the fall has only just begun. Next will be the tree loppers. Such fun:)

Ms Scarlet said...

You tripped over a rug? Are you okay now?
Leave the leaves until they take their own leave.
:-)
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet: all seems to be well except my left shoulder which is always vulnerable. Will coddle it for a few days.

kenju said...

Take care of that shoulder, please.

I think it is spelled sumac.

angryparsnip said...

Oh Pat,
I hope you are better by the time you read this.
Falling is so awful. I have destroyed knees, ankles, right shoulder and two chipped teeth..... goodness that is so weird when I write that.... so I hope you did get rid of that rug.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Judy: I will - I have to. You are correct Judy - I should have googled:)

Parsnip: I really feel for you and the rug is in the attic now.

Exile on Pain Street said...

Lovely seasonal pic. Sorry about the trip. But at least it's a nice fall. (Ha. See what I did there?)

Granny Annie said...

Ron banished any throw rugs from our home years ago. I now find it life saving for me and understand why he was so passionate about not having them. Sorry you took a spill and hope you are okay.

Pat said...

Exile: very droll but not when your shoulder ball slips out of its socket. All back again now:)

Granny Annie: I need a Ron to make me lose them all. I've just been down the town with no ill effect. Don't intend to do any twisting and turning over the week-end.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I'm not a lover of rugs around the room, they collect dust. And trip up lovely people.

Oh dear oh dear, Pat. Are you better now?

I love leaves, especially when I stomp in them and I smell mint and all sorts of gardeny things.

Mage said...

Glad to read you are better now. Yes, Georgeous sumac. Lovely garden all round. What's a tree lopper. One who trims trees?

Pat said...

GG: getting better but shoulders are a pain - literally. I'm working on getting rid of rugs.

Mage: the tree loppers are the men who come every autumn to trim the trees and hedges. They do a great job once they are here but I'm never sure just when they will arrive.

Z said...

I hope your shoulder feels more comfortable soon.

The Virginia creeper's autumn colour lasted an even shorter time than usual this year - a couple of days of gorgeousness and then the wind blew, the leaves fell off and blew all over the place and I was left with unattractive stalks. I always hope for a couple of still, windless weeks and never get them!

Pat said...

Z: that must be disappointing.
The sumac is actually on the other side of the fence and I regularly curse it for sending shoots up but this week all is forgiven - still scarlet.
The shoulder is a pain - literally. I reek of liniment.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh do be careful, my dear---between ladders and rugs----All I can say is OY! Sumac is beautiful, but isn't it lethal or something?

Pat said...

Naomi: there is a poisonous sumac found in wetlands - not very common.
'Burning the plant is VERY dangerous as the urushiol can be inhaled in the smoke.'
Maybe that is why I have never liked sumac trees.

Kim Ayres said...

Hope the shoulder is improving. Must have given you a fright.

((gentle hugs))

Beautiful colours. Most of the leaves have gone up here - the storms a week or two ago saw to that.

Pat said...

Kim: thanks Kim. Past experience has taught me to be patient and - in the fullness of time - it will right itself. Bras are a bit of a bore.

Kim Ayres said...

Then you need to dress in a less restricted manner ;)

Pat said...

Kim: I must consider health and safety:)