Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall Splendor

I wanted to post these pictures before the snow arrives. When I attended the  quilt show at the Chicago Botanic Garden over a week ago I spent some time walking around outside too. It was a perfect fall day and the colors of the leaves were beautiful. Keep in mind this is Chicago so we don't usually get the color some parts of the country gets. This is pretty much as good as it gets. We've travelled in the past to other places in the fall and New England is still my favorite. My constant dream now is to visit Vermont again and check out not only the colors but the Dear Jane quilt at the Bennington Museum.

 

 


 
In the English garden
 

 


 


 

 
 


 

 

 
 
 

 


 

 
 
Near the top of the waterfall
 
When I got home that day I showed the pictures to my husband so he could see how pretty everything looked. Two days later he suggested we go back and take a walk around so he could see. In just days everything had changed. The leaves were gone from the trees and landscapers had scooped them up off the ground. Everything was sort of dull and gray. Such a disappointment! But I was glad I went the day of the show and took the photos of the garden in all its glory. Autumn was nice while it lasted.
 
 

12 comments:

Jane S. said...

Wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

moosecraft said...

These are some beautiful autumn pictures! The red leaves on the path in the one photo almost looks like rose petals! The landscapers drive me nuts around my neighborhood too... it isn't autumn until you've kicked your way through a pile of leaves! :-) Vermont is awesome any time of year... except the winters are too long, or I'd probably move there! lol!

Francis Gortmaker said...

What a beautiful colors! Thanks!

Marsha said...

OH, I miss going to the botanic gardens, I use to go a lot when I lived in Northbrook. It is a beautiful place! Your pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Ingrid Kalessa said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful!!!

Ann in PA said...

Now I know why I love fall so much...can't find those wonderful colors any other time...add reflections in water-perfection! Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I love this time of year because of all the colors. Thank you for sharing.

quiltgrannie said...

Thanks for sharing these photos Kathy, The gardens look so inviting, even with out all the foliage. Have you ever gone to the Oriental gardens in Rockford. If not I think you would enjoy them also. Karen

pandchintz said...

Beautiful photos - thank you.

Anonymous said...

Stunning!

Bonnie said...

Great pictures. The colors were so vibrant and sadly, quickly gone!

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