We are once again in Fall season as the leaves change color, the skies are azure blue, the fall mums are blooming and we await the final days of color that will turn to bare trees and snowy ground. Fall is a favorite time of year to photograph the forests in the Shenandoah Valley and in the Promise Gardens before winter. We are off again to capture them all.
Enjoy the season as the Promise Gardens prepare for bedding down for winter soon. We will miss their blooms but anticipate them again in Spring!
Spring not only brings beautiful gardens to love and tend but also beauty to bring indoors. Our lilacs bloom abundantly in the Promise Gardens every year and they are a wonderful flowering specimen to have for show and delight. They can be reproduced amazingly fast and we now have seven lilacs at different stages of growth in the Promise Gardens. Did I mention the fabulous aroma? Bring them indoors for every room and instant loveliness! We have been sharing them with nearby neighbors for their gardens — a lovely life pleasing and rewarding gift from our Promise Gardens to theirs. Be sure to include them in your gardening design plan too – you will be greatly rewarded.
With Lilacs I BEG the pardon of these flowers For bringing them to one whose hair Alone doth shame, beyond compare, The sweetest blooms of richest bowers.
The snow has fallen and created beautiful landscapes in the Promise Gardens. It’s beauty takes our breath away but like all horticulture and garden lovers, the heavy wet snow has already taken its toll this early in season. Last night in below freezing temps we had to upright some of the evergreen trees and add additional support. Some of the older large trees will need to come down. Snow on the trees is beautiful but also damaging. We are enjoying capturing the beauty while it lasts. The birds however are delighted to munch on the berries so brightly showing on the white snow!
If you have snow take a walk but watch out for falling snow, branches and trees! See more of our snow images at our JayJacy blog.
The Promise Gardens fall have been glorious thus far as the season colors change. We have been documenting it through photographs and the Camera Awesome app for iPhone. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the gardens. Take a peek… Check our images at Instagramfor 2013 fall and our HDRChicsites for fabulous fall places.
Wow, pure awesomeness. After the rain, rainbows, two of them, maybe three? Out to dinner and we look out of our restaurant window and lo and behold the rainbows had lit up the sky…totally beautiful. I shot a quick shot with my handy-dandy iPhone and Camera Awesome* app for this cute shot. The light pole in the middle of the image made an interesting contrast to the trees and rainbows. So my friends, there is always light and rainbows after the rain and at the end of the day!
FYI: I love the textures and presets in the Camera Awesome* app for quick, fun and funky photos. I also use the “100 Cameras in One” and “Instagram apps.
*Camera Awesome is a free app available at the Apple Store