A Photo a Week Challenge: October

Another great topic from Nancy Merrill Photography in her weekly photo challenge: OCTOBER.

I have felt that October was the best month to recognize transitions…at least in my part of North Carolina. We can have quite warm temperatures followed by much colder days. We move from baseball to football. And the changing colors around us leave no doubt that fall has arrived. 

There is a small community in Charlotte–Chipping-Campden–whose design was inspired by an English village. The homes are situated around a central gathering place and gardens. One highlight of the October garden there is this maple tree, almost perfect in shape and drop-dead gorgeous in color.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/a-photo-a-week-challenge-october/


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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10 Responses to A Photo a Week Challenge: October

  1. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    That maple tree is so beautiful. It brought to mind the Mallorn tree in the Shire 🙂


  2. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Lovely yellow leaves, John. In the Pacific Northwest we see more red and orange in Autumn.


  3. bittster says:

    Nice community concept. I like gardens, but they’re even better when shared with the neighborhood.


  4. Smitha V says:

    That maple tree does look perfect. Sounds like a lovely community too. Here in India, we don’t get these colors.


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