Sunday, October 13, 2013

Heralds of Autumn - Florida Style


In our backyard, here in the sub-tropics, we know it is fall because the banana tree starts to do wild and colorful things... The variegated bush in front of it stays the same year round, the banana tree stays green, but in the month of October, the bottom leaves start to change colors.



ALERT! MadSnapper has found yet another editing program on-line.. Be on the LOOKOUT! she is Playing Again....

PicMonkey and Photo Shop remain my favorite, but if you like graphics, check this one out.    piZap     

34 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

These are pretty pictures. Thanks to you, I love picmonkey. Look forward to seeing what you are up to.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

That's a great contrast plant in front of a banana tree. Golden LOVE picmonkey and many have used PiZap. Can't wait what you discovered and the difference between picmonkey. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for sharing your autumn. definitely different than most!

Betsy Adams said...

Sandra is in heaven --with all of her special programs... Glad you found another new one to play with!!! Have fun!

I remember when I lived in FL and TX---that we DID have some signs of Fall down there... Love that first photo of your bush changing color.
Hugs
Betsy

Terri Buster said...

When I think of Florida, I always think of early summer weather..and white sands! I've got to check out picmonkey..I've been using ipiccy to make mosaics and I'm getting bored with it.

SweetMarie said...

Florida fall, gotta love it! Gorgeous photos!
I need to learn photo shop! I've never used any of them.

LindyLou Mac said...

Thanks for sharing your Florida Autumnal colours, lovely

rottrover said...

Thanks for letting the rest of the world know that, yes, we do have seasons in the southern parts of the US!!

Bart, Ruby and Otto from L.A. Where you can tell it's fall because the light id different, and more beautiful...

Mersad said...

I would love to have a banana tree in my backyard. :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Madi and Mom said...

MS MOM TOLD ME YOU HAVE BANANA TREES GROWING IN YOUR BACK YARD....DO YOU HAVE CHEERIOS GROWING TOO?
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Pam :) said...

Lovely shades of southern style Autumn colors Sandra :)

S. Etole said...

Such great texture on those leaves. Going to check out the new link.

Gail said...

Beautiful! I do love that speckled plant.

Dad had bananas on his tree one time here in cold Arkansas.

barbara l. hale said...

Is there anything about the banana plant that isn't cool? Including...ta da! BANANAS! Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to check out piZap.

GOOSE said...

I would like to have a banana tree. Yumm yummm
Blessings,
Goose

Ann said...

how bad is it that I'm looking at the second to last picture with the fringed leaf and I'm thinking I bet I could make something with that....lol

Chatty Crone said...

You do have a fall going on there!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The last picture is a winner today,at least in my eyes.Now I have to go check out the new program you mentioned.

Eva Ason said...

I love the last picture :) A new picture editing program...wow...will have to check that one out.
Have a great day!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Laughing over Madi's (love that cat) question? If you had a cow for milk and a Cheerio bush you would have all you need for breakfast.

I've always thought the brown leaves of the banana plant look like leather. I wonder if I could grow one in a big pot on my patio?

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the way the banana leaves age and dry.

magscorner said...

Oh, how pretty! Have fun with your editing and I will be looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Hugs

Cranberry Morning said...

Great photos! I know I can't have beautiful hardwoods and banana trees all in the same climate - but I can wish. :-)

Deb said...

I love your fall colors!!!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You make brown leaves look pretty...glad you find those sites

LC said...

Our color here is mostly goldenrod and other October wildflowers.

Our photos said...

Beautiful Autumn photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

photowannabe said...

These are not the usual Fall color photos but I love them anyway.
It is taking our trees a long time to change this year. Its fits and snatches...

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You have more fall colors in your backyard, Sandra, than we have here in our VA eastern shore yard right now. The crepe myrtles still have all their green leaves as does the maple in the front yard. Yikes, another on-line editing program for you to have fun with!

Cherrie said...

Love the colors

Cherrie said...

Love the colors

Betty Manousos said...

love florida fall! the colours are so beautifully earthy!

Anita Johnson said...

I love seeing fall in Florida, I think I could like that! Nice pictures and I will have to investigate piZap...thanks for the tip!

Rose said...

How I would love to have fabric like that first banana leaf! That is such a pretty color....