September 29, 2012

Let the Party Begin...Fall's Confetti


There is something immensely charming about walking amongst colorful confetti tossed willy-nilly by the breeze along a path...


A walk among aspens in Winter Park, Colorado two weeks ago.


Tropical Sage confetti at the front door.  Austin, Texas.


 Mexican Bush Sage confetti.  Austin, Texas.


Autumn Sage confetti .  Austin, Texas.


Esperanza confetti.  Austin, Texas.


Live Oak acorn confetti.  Unfortunately, my backyard.  Austin, Texas. 
Looks like we'll have plenty of new oak sprouts come spring.


What kind of party is going on in your neck of the woods?  Any colorful fall confetti?


In every walk with nature one receives far
 more than he seeks.
                                                                                                 ~John Muir




26 comments:

  1. Hey Cat, what a fun post! Can you believe it, but we still have Blue Bonnet confetti on my mom's balcony. She is diligently collecting the seeds for next year. I was wondering if we did something illegal by planting something that doesnt belong here. In my concrete back yard I have Oak acorn confetti, too, which cause a lot of noise when you step on them.
    xxo Sana

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    1. That is the coolest thing ever that you have bluebonnet confetti!! I love it! Our acorns pop too :)

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  2. Great pics! Never thought of blooms/leaves that way but they do look like confetti. I have a ton of Black and Blue sage and acorn confetti right now.

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  3. I love the idea of fading flowers as party confetti. :o) There's lots of lantana confetti at my house.

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  4. Wonderful way to think of the fallen blooms and leaves! Saw some cenizo/silver sage confetti yesterday, a glowing carpet of intense lavender at the base of the bush. So many festive colors out right now...

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  5. Such a delightful post. If anybody ever wondered for even a millisecond where you pulled the name of your blog, well wonder no more.

    My daughter and I were just laughing about the floral confetti as we left the house the other morning, admiring salvia flowers we acknowledged would be lining the driveway by the time we came back in late afternoon. I openly admit my affection for any plant that will work for blooms only to lose them a short while later, then turn around the next day and do it again. We have several types of salvia, and also the oak acorns which I'd been thinking of as oakcorn, they POP! underfoot so.

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    1. I'll think of your popcorn analogy every time I walk my garden :)

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  6. So nice to see you think so positively but yes it is true they look like confetti just never thought that way:) Here in Helsinki has been raining like really lot (more than ever in 50 years). It is wet wet wet and thank goodness we went to Paris for some change (we saw the sun:)
    Have a great upcoming week.
    Henrietta

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  7. Cat, what a wonderful and novel perspective to Autumn! You always have such a great viewpoint on the surroundings, as you go ... You remind me how much I've missed catching up on the Blogosphere. :)

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    1. I've missed you popping in! Glad you stopped by.

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  8. The maples are turning reds and oranges as are the oak leaf hydrangeas and other bushes...lots of yellows in my ash trees so yes there is a party in my garden right now.

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  9. I love when the flowers throw their petals along the paths. So romantic. Confetti - what a fun way of looking at it!

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  10. Thanks for your optimistic view! I enjoy some of the confetti--and others, like large Oak leaves, not so much. ;-) But you have helped me to appreciate it all. Love the flower petals especially. Happy Autumn, Cat!

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  11. Lots of wind this afternoon blowing the confetti to and fro. My pool was filled with crape myrtle confetti. No worries. The pool vac will clean up after the party.

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  12. I love all that confetti. You got a party goin' on. The sages will all make lots of new baby sages right there in the places where they fell. Look for sage seedlings next spring. Happy fall!

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  13. I read this post before a bbq at a neighbor's house, and guess what - I was eyeing all the "confetti" of another garden over my friends' low wall! Plants right now are flowering on overdrive, and dropping old blooms almost as fast - red-orange California Fuschia flowers all over one paved area, spent purple Salvia flowers littering her gravel mulch.

    I wonder if she sees that as festive confetti?

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  14. Great post.
    There's a lot of 'confetti' around here, too. And, strangely, our Cedar Elms are blooming again.
    Then, of course, with the rain, the Texas Sage is blooming and throwing confetti.

    It's all good.

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  15. Oh yes, plenty here too and lots more to come. I think it would be boring otherwise if we didn't have the seasonal changes. I enjoyed your way of looking at it!

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  16. Pretty photos. If only acorns were more like confetti. I'm pleased our trees are recovering from the drought, but acorns are a mess.

    The sages are blooming again and they will make pretty pink confetti when the flowers drop.

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  17. A lovely representation of the beauty of autumn, Cat. I love this time of year with all of the 'confetti' about. I enjoyed all your confetti.

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  18. Acorns acorns acorns..... wish the squirrels were really doing their job and taking those acorns away!

    I do like your comparison to confetti though - tonite I'll walk my garden and think of it that way..... except for the acorns!

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  19. Hi Cat,
    The leaves as they fall do seem a bit like confetti.
    Nature seems to be sending us mixed messages here in Ontario. The days are so warm that it still feels a bit like summer. Fall however seems determined to reclaim to the season and overnight the leaves have turned yellow, orange and red. More colorful confetti is forecast.

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  20. Wonderful photos. Blooms are beautiful on the plants but I like seeing the bits of colour sprayed out along the ground too. Our annual 'confetti' drop is closing in. Birches have begun dropping leaves already and maples are starting to turn coat. Another week or two and it will be a riot of colour on the east coast.

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  21. I love thinking of it as confetti. It's just beginning to fall here, along with the acorns. I love that crunch under my feet.

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
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