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Fun is...spending time with Mom    Toledo Botanical Garden,  October, 2010.
Persian Parrotia foliage.  This native of Iran is a member of the family 'Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family.    Poster edges filter, Photoshop CS5.    Toledo Botanical Garden,  October, 2010.
A bench near Crosby Lake, sheltered by a tall oak tree.    Toledo Botanical Garden,  October, 2010.
The Michigan Farm was replete with autumn flowers and carved pumpkins.  Each carved pumpkin had its own personality.    October 29, 2010  Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Michigan Farm was replete with autumn flowers and carved pumpkins.  No two Jack-o-lanterns were alike.    October 29, 2010  Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
At the end of the North Trail nearest the Michigan Farm, a patch of giant pumpkins was laid out for kids to 'ride'.  This is just a few of what must have been 50 or more.    October 29, 2010  Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Chrysanthemums were everywhere.    October 29, 2010  Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
American beech, Fagus grandifolia.  Seen in early November, and still not fully turned in color.
I look forward to the annual autumn display of crabapples, hawthorn berries, persimmons, bittersweet, etc.  This is kind of a "before and after" portrait.    Toledo Botanical Garden,  November, 2010.
Growing next to, and even intermingled with the Beauty Berry was Russian Sage, but now those blooms have dried to a dusky indigo, when just a week or so ago they were vivid purple and white.    Toledo Botanical Garden,  November, 2010.
Eye catching colors attract shoppers to a local garden/fruit stand on Rt 128 in early Autumn.
Winter blues.
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Sassafras leaves in fall.    Near Cobblers Knob,  Hidden Lake Gardens, Lenawee County, Michigan  September 27, 2011
I love the colors in this one. They remind me of the red rocks and deep blue skies of the American Southwest.
Fun is...spending time with Mom

Toledo Botanical Garden,
October, 2010.

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Fun is...spending time with Mom    Toledo Botanical Garden,  October, 2010.
Fun is...spending time with Mom

Toledo Botanical Garden,
October, 2010.

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