Tree Following, October 2016

Liz’s serviceberry

The lack of rain and high temperatures here in Lexington, Kentucky continued through September and the serviceberry, seen here on the left of the first picture, seems to have suffered more than the surrounding trees.  Many of the leaves have dropped without changing colour.

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The branches in the sunlight now give a pleasing tracery effect on the asphalt driveway.


Thanks to Mike for letting me guest post, and to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree Following.





Young oak tree

Following on the from last month this tree soon lost it’s acorns, mostly I suspect to the squirrels.  It’s certainly grown taller during the year.

The leaves are still mostly green although  a few are starting to go yellow then brown as shown in this picture.




Do have a look at this comprehensive post over on Pat’s, The Squirrelbasket, blog to see what Tree Following is all about.



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18 Responses to Tree Following, October 2016

  1. Harry Monroe says:

    Just returned from New England, where we went to see The Fall, but were too early, and were told because the weather had been too dry…so we will just have to go to Perthshire, where the leaves are just turning.

  2. Jo says:

    There’ll be big changes afoot with the trees this month as the leaves change colour and fall.

  3. Liz says:

    Mike, I think your young oak is faring better than my serviceberry right now. Thank you for letting me post on your blog!

  4. Excellent updates as always.
    Liz: I love a bit of dappled shade!
    Flighty: Great autumn hues.
    Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes 🙂

  5. snowbird says:

    Those are lovely shadows cast by Liz’s serviceberry. My little oak tree had lots of acorns this year, I’m hoping they keep the reds going for a

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  7. nikkipolani says:

    Those multi-colored oak leaves are what roomie and I saw on our hike in the mountain trails of Idyllwild. It’s too bad that the difficult temperatures have seemed to stress Liz’s serviceberry.

    • Liz says:

      Nikki you must have had an enjoyable hike near Idyllwild. (I lived in Northern California in the 1980s) and we travelled that great state widely — always more to see!)
      Poor serviceberry. I hope it will revive over the winter. Thanks, Liz

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki wonderful coloured leaves aren’t they. It’s a shame that Liz’s serviceberry has suffered as it has. xx

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