From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Colors of November

Fall foliage and flowers




The brown concrete building in the background is part of the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church complex. I would call this building a "fellowship hall", but I'm not sure what they call it. Maybe a "parish hall"?

Four of these shrubs grow in a narrow strip of soil between the side of the building and the parking lot. In my opinion, they are prettier in the fall than at any other time.

The Catholics have a good gardener who keeps their grounds well-groomed and attractive. The photos that follow were also taken at the Catholic Church.






2 comments:

John Ruberry said...

Most of the leaves here are gone, outside of Red Oaks (which keep them through winter) and European Buckthorn--an invasive pest.

Genevieve said...

Hi, John. Most of our trees have lost all their leaves too. In fact, most of the trees lost most of their leaves all at once, in a rain storm. The colors were beautiful but they didn't last very long. We're thankful for the nice fall weather we've had lately, though.

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