Monday, 20 October 2008

Inspiration from Nature

A couple of pictures of my favourite trees & plants in my garden at this time of year.

The first is what is called a "Stag's Horn Sumach Tree" , and the colours are absolutely stunning.

During the beginning of the year the tree is totally bare and just resembles stag horns with a velvety texture, during Summer it is a luscious green, but it's true glory emerges during Autumn, as the leaves change to a deep carmine red, then through to a blazing crimson, then the oranges come, persimmon, amber, then finally through to the yellows. The yellows don't last long as that is the final colour change before they fall and then the cycle begins again.

Another of my favourites is this Jasmin, I had it for years and the flowers have the most irresistible scent during Summer.

Isn't nature wonderful x

1 comment:

Phree said...

Wow, that Stag's Horn tree is amazing, thank you for sharing the photos. I would love to have one of those in my garden because as you say the colours are simply stunning!