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This time of year, each morning I search the trees surrounding our home for that hint of a change in color indicating a spectacle is about to begin. But fall is like a big tease.
This sassafras seems to be most eager to let the party begin, along with a few dogwoods and sourwoods dotting the view. Vibrant reds and oranges shout for attention – a small prelude of what’s yet to come.
This little sassafras has been babied since discovering it a few years back covered in vines.
We cleaned it up and have enjoyed watching it grow a little more each year.
It introduces us to fall each year and in the spring pops back out with a frilly yellow wave.
Sassafras, you’re nice to have around.
Yep, I like trees.
How about you? What’s your favorite fall foliage?
Waiting for the maples,
These are some mighty sassy trees you’ve got there Amy! Yes, fall is a big ole tease and then – pow – here’s the show!
Such pretty fall photos! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Lovin’ your bokeh! xo
For me, at my western NC home, it’s a toss up between sourwoods, which hint at fall so early, and sassafras, which are so very bright and pretty. Unfortunately, though, the poison ivy is the most glorious of all!
Sugar Maples! Our neighbors have one that is gorgeous every year. It has just started turning. The outer leaves are a beautiful shade of orange now!
That is so, so pretty. We don’t get a lot of fall color around here…boo. Out my window right now I see lots of brown pine needles….it’s very exciting. 😉
What’s fall? LOL I live in Orlando, thankfully I can live vicariously through your photos. Fall means down here it’s just now really comfortable to spend the day at the beach/waterpark/pool because it’s not so miserably hot and we (probably) won’t get rained on!
I must confess I’ve never seen a sassafras tree Amy – but boy howdy, the Sugar Maple in our front yard is a show stopper when we get enough rain and the temps are just right. We haven’t had much rain this year so it looks like the tree will just lose its leaves without much fanfare. 🙁 pouty-face
I love the sugar maples, sumac, and surprisingly, poison ivy vines. The ivy turns a bright red and is easily spotted climbing tall tree trunks.
You know how much I adore anything *sassafras* but this one doesn’t talk back! My dogwood has decided to put on her party dress as well!
What pretty photos, Amy. Fall is, by far, my favorite season and I am also so happy to see the maples turn their brilliant colors.
I love the Bradford pears in my neighborhood but nothing beats the burst of color of the sugar maples. Bradford pears don’t seem to last long enough though they are ‘purty’ while they are dressed for the dance.
btw, is this the same sassafras that you make the tea from the roots? I assume it is and wonder if you do?
The colour of those leaves is amazing!
Maples. They are already an amazing red in our back yard. It’s just beginning … and I love it! Love your sassy post!
Sugar maples! I love the smell of sassafras. My daddy would always find one in the woods and crush the leaves and break the twigs so we could smell it. Then he’d tell us how to make sassafras tea. Also, the scent of sweet olive takes me back to my childhood. You asked about foilage and I’m going on about scents. Sorry.
Yup, soooo purty & a nice way to start the day 🙂
Such beautiful colors!
I’ve never seen a sassafrass before, it’s beautiful. For me it’s a toss up between the colors in the autumn blaze Maple and the autumn blaze pear and the bright yellow beauty in the ginko. I love fall.
Love our Bloodgood Japanese Maple — it puts on a beautiful & sustained show every fall. Really, it’s one of the first to start turning & proceeds from yellow-gold to orange to bright scarlet at a most leisurely pace.
Love the regular ol’ maples, of course, & bright gold gingko, & surprisingly, our crape myrtles usually put on a lovely show, too.