Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fluorescent

This magnificent tree caused us to stop dead in the street. I have never in my life seen a prettier tree. The leaves glowed in the sunlight. The yellow was truly fluorescent. Luckily, camera was handy and we jumped out of the car to snap a few....



Looking up through the leaves I couldn't believe the beauty



On the other side of the yard stood a magnolia that rivaled for attention! It's size and shape were breathtaking.



My favorite shot (I only had my point and shoot with me) was of Solar falling on the grass to capture this one of sweetpea.



I left wondering how many people stop to photograph this beautiful tree and if the homeowners know how much joy their yard brings to passersby!

double click images to see the real beauty of this tree

17 comments:

grammy said...

You still have leaves???
just being funny...most of ours are gone
some snow has come and gone
I love your tree. I am a tree watcher. This year I got much pleasure from the colors (o:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is definitely a gorgeous tree, Nanny.. Autumn has been so nice this year --and I hate to see it go.

Great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

StitchinByTheLake said...

I just love moments like that...happening on something so beautiful that you want to capture it forever and never forget. blessings, marlene

Grandmother said...

She was capturing two beautiful things- the tree and the todler! A lovely moment.

Kat said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Living in Florida, I really miss the beautiful leaves we had in Nashville. I remember when we first moved there, I couldn't get over the trees. I took a different route every day on the way to taking our daughter to school just to see different ones.

Hugs,
Kat

Farmchick said...

Beautiful colors. We only had a few leaves left on the trees and with a wind advisory tonight, there surely won't be any left!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Is that a ginko tree, Nanny? I can't tell if the leaves are fan shaped from the phots, but we have a few ginkos in our neighborhood that take your breath away, they are so beautiful!

I can tell you are having a most excellent time!! We are heading to see LM next week! Can't wait!

MarieElizabeth said...

That last shot is perfect!

Sunny said...

That is one glorious tree! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your kind words :)
☼ Sunny

KBeau said...

Beautiful tree. I was admiring the yellow leaves in my backyard today while I was working on a post for tomorrow. I think the yellows are simply gorgeous this year.

Solar Powered said...

Hey Noni, I think she researched it and yes it is a Ginko with fan shaped leaves. Share more Ginko info if you have it. As in, are we talking the Ginko that makes you sharp headed?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Yes, that is definitely a Ginkgo Biloba tree! There are many in my neighborhood and their leaves turn the most beautiful yellow color in autumn.
Did you know the female ginkgo tree has messy sticky "fruit" that smells like rotten garbage? It's true! NYC has a ban on planting female ginkgo trees for that reason but there are some that exist prior to that ban in Central Park and some other areas. Obviously your neighbors have a male tree or Solar would not have been able to lie down like that on the ground. That was a wonderful photo!

Amanda said...

We have Ginkgo trees here on the main street to our house, and I get so excited each fall to see their leaves turn colors. They are stunning! So glad you were able to "stop and shoot the ginkgo." =)

Jill said...

VIBRANT color!


Laughing at Solar and her photo shoot! Sweet Pea has paparazzi! OF COURSE! That is how it SHOULD be.

nanny said...

I have never seen a Ginko tree before. After searching many trees, I decided it must be a Ginko.
Pat, I found that info so interesting about the garbage smell. Do the male and female tree look alike?
Noni, have you photographed the ones in your neighborhood? I could just sit and look at those trees, if I had any around here.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful pics, tree, and home! The leaves are just starting to turn, here. I miss summer, though!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yes, I do love the ginkos!! I had researched about them when I first saw the ones a bit down the road from us. And, like Pat said above, the part about the rotten smell amused me! LOL! The ones on our street don't stink, so I'm guessing they are men-trees, too! LOL!