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Wednesday
Nov252009

With the Voice of Thanksgiving

May I proclaim with the voice of Thanksgiving and declare all Thy wonders.

This is a view today of the woodland garden. The green Japanese maple has brilliant red foliage. 

I photographed this overview of the woodland garden from our drive.

Red and blue-green colors pop against each other in late November.

"Lady in red" hydrangea foliage complements the out of season blooms of an azalea.The fall colors of a viburnum I once purchased for two dollars. It had no tag, so I don't know its name.

Rosa mutabalis is still blooming in the front garden. The Japanese maple on the left is our "marriage tree".

The sky today was clear blue, after several dreary cold days. I am thankful!I am blessed with many trees. These are behind our house, on the edge of forest land.

Another view of the Japanese maple we have owned for thirty-four years, since our marriage.Hundreds of birds were in the trees today. Their songs filled the air.Rejoice!

May you all be blessed throughout this holiday season, Deborah

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Reader Comments (12)

Hello Deb,

The view from your drive is so beautiful. I love the vibrant red color of your Japanese Maple. I just love those trees, but unfortunately, we can't grow them in the desert. So, I will just have to enjoy yours.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle (azplantlady)

Thank you, Noelle! I have loved Japanese maples since that first one we bought so many years ago. I am happy to share my photos with you, and I am glad I can enjoy your wonderful desert plants the same way.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Elliott

Your photos are so pretty. I hope you have a great thanksgiving. There are sure a lot of birds in that picture. The japanese Maple is just wonderful.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

Your garden is looking lovely, I am envious that you still have autumn. My garden is now all tones of brown and tan, however, I am sure it will soon become black and white.
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah at Kilbourne Grove

Such beautiful trees, still wearing their fall finery. They look lovely.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen at Toronto Gardens

Wonderful!! Fabulous photos...you have captured such beauty in nature..love the birds in flight too..gorgeous!! Enjoy the holiday!

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiki

How beautiful! Thank you for these wonderful, inspiring images!

November 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatyana

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. I am a nature lover, and I am glad I can share these last days of autumn with fellow gardeners. I am looking forward to the winter wonderland photos I know some of you will post.

November 27, 2009 | Registered CommenterDeborah Elliott

Hi Deb, what wonderfs of nature surround you! The trees are magnificent and the Japanese maple sublime in its fall coloration. We have Lady In Red also and she is showing fall color in never before seen shades this year too. I do hope it bodes well for a good showing of flowers next year for us both. :-)
Frances

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrances

Hi Deborah - thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. You certainly have more leaves on the trees than we do. Hope that you enjoyed Thanksgiving. I think that it's one American tradition that we should adopt. I am going to start a campaign :)

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Autumn is certainly beautiful in your corner of the world. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and I'm glad you've been enjoying it. Isn't Sedona a beautiful place? Lovely indeed. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. I swear, I'm still full two days later!

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobinL

Frances, I have been pleased with Lady in Red. I think this year was great for color, summer and fall. Frances, our leaves are falling fast! But we have had a beautiful fall. I love Japanese maples year round. Anna, thanks for stopping by. I think Thanksgiving is a special day, and yes, it should be worldwide. Robin, I loved Sedona. It is a special place. To all of you, thanks again for visiting my garden. Have a good day!

November 29, 2009 | Registered CommenterDeborah Elliott

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