Fall

A park in Clifton Heights

A park in Clifton Heights

Fountain in the park

Fountain in the park

Nice tree shape

Nice tree shape

Clifton Heights, one of the many neighborhoods in St. Louis

Clifton Heights, one of the many neighborhoods in St. Louis

Dolls in windows, spooky or charming?

Dolls in windows, spooky or charming?

Spooky house!

Spooky house!

Entrance (looking out) into a small community vegetable garden of raised beds...

Entrance (looking out) into a small community vegetable garden of raised beds…

...inside the garden; these magenta beans were very striking.

…inside the garden; these magenta beans were very striking.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

The main reason for me wanting to stop and snap some shots in Clifton Heights are these beautiful large (birch?) trees…

Birch

Birch? …as seen

Bark

Bark

Bark

Bark

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Tree Trunk with watercolor paint

Tree Trunk with watercolor paint

Reminds me of paint by numbers

Reminds me of paint by numbers

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Bark

Bark

Baby...Getting tires rotated: SO FUN!!! hahaha when you're 3 (and 32)

Baby…Getting tires rotated: SO FUN!!! hahaha when you’re 3

Walking stick and balloon

Walking stick and balloon

Golden leaves

Golden leaves

Sledding hills coming soon!

Sledding hills coming soon!

Edge of the woods

Edge of the woods

Woods

Woods

Dexie watching a documentary on bears.

Dexie watching a documentary on bears. haha

Garden "Living Room"

Garden “Living Room”

On the coffee table

On the coffee table

View from the couch

View from the couch

Leaves falling on the garden

Leaves falling on the garden

Golde leaves

Golde leaves

October ghost dog photo

October ghost dog photo

Looking up in garden living room; trees over Spy Garden

Looking up in garden living room; trees over Spy Garden

Looking north in the garden

Looking north in the garden

Knockout Roses

Knockout Roses

Spy Garden 10.23

Spy Garden 10.23

10 thoughts on “Fall

  1. narf77

    Are you sure that those trees were birches? The bark looks a whole lot like English Plane trees. That lovely shaped tree also looks like an Indian bean tree (Catalpa) with seed pods. Lovely photo’s and I especially loved the ghost dog ;)

    Reply
      1. narf77

        We have Sycamores here. They might be considered a “weed” but they are lovely trees in their own right and very hardy. Great for starting a nice forest but the possums adore the leaves and strip our poor tree every year. Must be quite high in sugars like maples (which they also strip) and liquidambar (also stripped).

  2. Eliza Waters

    So many great fall photos! Your yard is looking wonderful with the harvest and tree colors. The mystery tree is an American sycamore. Gorgeous exfoliating bark. The largest one east of the Mississippi is located about 20 min. from here near the CT river. It is about 12′ across – huge.

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I know exactly the tree you are talking about; Smoochie and I (and our late golden retriever) took a bunch of pictures there one day in winter (probably in about 2003!); and I drove by it several other times; very cool!

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