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READER PHOTOS! Pauline’s garden in California, in full fall color

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria

It seems like every few days now, Irvin Faria sends me a few new photos from his wife Pauline’s garden in Carmichael, California, and I love it! Today’s photos show her garden in full fall swing, and the colors are stunning.

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Irvin says, “Our neighbors especially enjoy the kaleidoscope of color from the delicate leaves and the pyrotechnics of autumn as they stroll through Pauline’s garden. Fall foliage colors are magnificent at their peak here in Carmichael, California, near the end of November. Hardy green leaves of an iron plant contrast with the soft yellow leaves of the ‘Beni Hoshi’ Japanese maple. Long limbs of valley oaks serve to frame the multi-colored Japanese maples. The brilliance of the dogwood tree assures us that fall has arrived. Toward evening the long shadows of oak tree limbs bring a sense of calm and tranquility to the entire garden. The soft tinkle of falling water and surrounding foliage of Japanese blood grass attract birds in thirst or for a cool bath. We are grateful for what nature has brought to us.” Thanks, Irvin! Keep those photos coming.

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
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  1. gottagarden 12/02/2011

    wow wow wow!! So colorful it appears fake. this gorgeous scene has made my day.

  2. paiya 12/02/2011

    The colors, composition, leaves, fountains....all are breathtaking. I'm going to look at these photos every day in Winter to keep my mood glowing like these photos have done today

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    meander_michaele 12/02/2011

    What a lovely series of pictures...each click on to the next photo was a delight. I can just imagine how pleasing it is to walk along the paths and soak in all that color.

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    forloveofflowers 12/02/2011

    These are some of the most beautiful images you have posted! The colors are incredible. I love the color shimmering off the fountain and the interplay of textures and patterns. These should become options for screen wallpaper! Thanks for sharing!

  5. tractor1 12/02/2011

    A vivid pallete to stimulate the senses, all of them. My first impression was the earthy aroma of decaying leaves on the forest floor, then the crunch of crisp leaves issuing a different note with each step, with every breath I could taste the woodsy air.

  6. Wife_Mother_Gardener 12/02/2011

    Wonderful garden, Pauline! Beautiful foliage choices and I love your water features too.

  7. pattyspencer 12/02/2011

    Stunning! The colors just pop!!

  8. sheilaschultz 12/02/2011

    How wonderful it must be to walk through these gardens... a feast for all the senses.

  9. sweetrebecca 12/02/2011

    ….and people think we don't have fall color out here in California! This is truly breathtaking, thanks for posting the photos!

  10. humbleearthgarden 12/03/2011

    Absolutely spectacular!!

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