before the storm

before the storm
The wind started to blow, which made me look out the window, which made me grab my camera, which made me run outside, which made me ever so grateful for our little home among the saguaros.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

he gave me autumn...

I love autumn. I feel like I come alive again when that first cool day comes. We take a day trip or three every fall to spend some time among the changing leaves. It is never enough for me. I love living in the desert but the one thing I always wish for is changing leaves right here. I have some deciduous plants but I want color. I want red and gold.

WB is a magical gift giver. He never fails to delight me. There are oak trees that are happy in the desert and he found them. Never, EVER did I think he could give me autumn for Christmas but he did.

4 comments:

food for thought said...

i feel your joy~

Mariette said...

Dearest Barbara,

We got all kind of Garden Aristocrats from The Durio Nursery in Louisiana http://www.durionursery.biz/
and you are very lucky for having received one that is suited for your dessert climate! Those leaves look so huge and lush in a perfect Scarlet red... Enjoy your Autumn at Christmas!

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Karen said...

What a fabulous gift! I'll bet WB had as much fun finding it as you did receiving it!

Diana said...

Really love your images Barbara! Met you on Picture the Holidays!