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Fall Zazzles in Louisiana

Updated on December 25, 2014
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Yvonne writes about and photographs the flora and fauna of Louisiana, sharing knowledge she learned through study and personal experience.

Carolina chickadees flock to the sunflower feeders when the weather cools off.
Carolina chickadees flock to the sunflower feeders when the weather cools off.

Autumn Stroll Through Town and Country

In the coastal southern United States, Autumn is usually a season that hurries by too quickly. High temperatures remain until late September or early October and when the cool weather does finally move in, it only stays for a couple of weeks. Some years, when we actually have a frost or freeze or two, the leaves will change colors in fall, but often those fall leaves don't show their brilliant colors until late November or early December.

Through the years we have photographed and painted some of the sites of Autumn in Louisiana and have featured them on our various Zazzle Galleries. We hope you enjoy this stroll through the Louisiana towns and in the country in fall.

Autumn Leaves Classical Guitar

Enjoy the lovely classical guitar music while you virtually stroll through a Louisiana Autumn.

Finds From the Forest and Fields

Colorful Leaf Deisgns

I love the colors of fall.
I love the colors of fall.

Fall Leaves

Beautiful fall leaves are not abundant in Louisiana, but we do have Witch Hazel which blooms in late fall and has yellow leaves. The Swamp Maples and Sourwood trees also usually put on a show with their red leaves and Red Bud trees have lovely yellow ones. These designs are on our Naturally Native Creations Gallery.

Witch Hazel Flowers

Witch Hazel begins to bloom in late fall. Its stems and bark are used in Dr. Tichenor's antiseptic.
Witch Hazel begins to bloom in late fall. Its stems and bark are used in Dr. Tichenor's antiseptic.

Yaupon Holly Berries

Holly berries are eaten by many songbirds.
Holly berries are eaten by many songbirds.

Nuts, Seeds and Berries

Many native seeds and berries adorn the forest in fall. The native Yaupon holly's red berries stay on the tree through winter and the Inland Sea Oats make a pretty harvest picture along the edge of the riparian areas. An unusual fruit forms on the native Euonymus Americanus, also known as Strawberry Bush, Hearts-a-bustin and Deer Candy. These designs are on our Naturally Native Creations Gallery.

Strawberry Bush

Also called deer candy, the fruit of this native shrub adds color to the landscape and browse food for wildlife.
Also called deer candy, the fruit of this native shrub adds color to the landscape and browse food for wildlife.

Native Sunflowers and Mushrooms

On the Forest Floor

Fall is the time when mushrooms abound in the woods and fields. There are many colorful ones that magically appear after a fall rain. These designs are on our Wild and Wonderful Louisiana Gallery.

Amanita Mushroom Trio

In autumn many colorful fungi springs up along the forest floor.
In autumn many colorful fungi springs up along the forest floor. | Source

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Tchefunte River in Autumn

The Tchefuncte is one of the federally listed Scenic Rivers of Louisiana.
The Tchefuncte is one of the federally listed Scenic Rivers of Louisiana.

Landscapes

I love the fall colors and enjoy photographing and painting the Autumn scenes in both north and south Louisiana. These designs are on our Naturally Native Creations and our Louisiana Lagniappe Galleries.

Old North Louisiana Farm Landscape in Oils

This is my rendition of the farm where I grew up.
This is my rendition of the farm where I grew up. | Source

Sourwood Red Leaves

Besides having colorful autumn leaves, the summer blooms of native Sourwood trees are used by honeybees.
Besides having colorful autumn leaves, the summer blooms of native Sourwood trees are used by honeybees.

Fall Foliage Book

Bumblebee on Balduina Flowers

Also called one-flower, this lovely native blooms in the open savannas of the South.
Also called one-flower, this lovely native blooms in the open savannas of the South.

Wildflowers

Autumn wildflowers color the landscape in shades of gold, purple and red. They are so beautiful that we even plant them in our flower gardens. Featured below are Honeycomb Head with a native Bumblebee, Cardinal Flower, Mist Flower with a Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly and one of the bluish-purple fall Asters.

These designs are on our Naturally Native Creations Gallery.

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis

The beautiful carmine red flowers of Lobelia cardinalis attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
The beautiful carmine red flowers of Lobelia cardinalis attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers

East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Wildflowers of the East Gulf Coastal Plain, Including Southwest Georgia, Northwest Florida, ... of Southeastern Louisiana (Wildflower Series)
East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Wildflowers of the East Gulf Coastal Plain, Including Southwest Georgia, Northwest Florida, ... of Southeastern Louisiana (Wildflower Series)

This field guide is good for beginning native plant enthusiasts. It is organized according to color and contains excellent photographs and thorough, accurate information.

 

Native Purple Aster

Purplish-blue native asters cover the fields and roadsides of Southeastern Louisiana.
Purplish-blue native asters cover the fields and roadsides of Southeastern Louisiana. | Source

Ruby-Throats by the Pond Oil Painting

Ruby-throated hummingbirds sip the nectar of native cardinal flower.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds sip the nectar of native cardinal flower. | Source

Birds

Both migratory birds and permanent residents abound in the fields and forests, adding to the beauty of our much too brief autumn. Shown below are Carolina Chickadee, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and American Robin.

These designs are on our Naturally Native Creations Gallery.

Carolina Chickadee in Silverbell Tree

Native Halesia leaves turn golden yellow in fall.
Native Halesia leaves turn golden yellow in fall.

Winter Robin in Yaupon

Robins spend fall and winter in South Louisiana where they fill up on yaupon and other holly berries.
Robins spend fall and winter in South Louisiana where they fill up on yaupon and other holly berries.

In Town

Halloween Scarecrow

Zee, our black cat leaps away from the scarecrow and jack-o-lantern.
Zee, our black cat leaps away from the scarecrow and jack-o-lantern.

Holidays

In south Louisiana, especially in the New Orleans area, Halloween is a big celebration. We enjoy both harvest and halloween celebrations on the north shore where we live. These designs are on our Naturally Native Creations and our Louisiana Lagniappe Galleries.

Harvest

Bounty From the Garden

This harvest includes tomatoes, mirlitons, cucumbers and also yellow and zucchini squash.
This harvest includes tomatoes, mirlitons, cucumbers and also yellow and zucchini squash. | Source

Meyer Lemons

Many types of citrus ripens in October and November including Meyer lemons, satsumas and kumquats.
Many types of citrus ripens in October and November including Meyer lemons, satsumas and kumquats.

Tiger Ornament

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Football

Fall and Football go hand in hand in the south. Here in Louisiana it's the LSU TIGERS and their purple and gold. GEAUX TIGERS! These designs are on our Wild and Wonderful Louisiana Gallery.

Gulf Fritillary on Lantana Bag

Gulf Fritillary butterflies reach their peak in autumn.
Gulf Fritillary butterflies reach their peak in autumn. | Source

© 2009 Yvonne L. B.

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      marvmac 4 years ago

      Great lens

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      My favorite season used to be fall, and I used to LOVE snow, but after this winter, I'm going for Spring:-) Fall is beautiful for the colors though. Blessed as part of the April Fools Angel Quest. Stepping away from my usual category to visit wildlife and nature photos today, I love the outdoors, but you'll find this page featured on my Diet and Nutrition Angel page, look for "April Fools" link along the top:-)

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      Samantha Devereux 8 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Well done!

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      ulla_hennig 8 years ago

      Beautiful products!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is great! All the fall colors are beautiful!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      All so beautiful! It would be impossible to choose a favorite!

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      Beautiful work! I didn't know Louisiana experienced any fall foliage colors ever - that must be an interesting sight to see!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      I enjoyed the music and the beautiful photos of the fall.

      Poutine

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done & blessed.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful Fall Designs and your Display...Awesome! :)

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      You've put care and effort into the presentation and graphics here that are sometimes missing in Zazzle lenses. Nice!

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      Beautiful photos and I like your zazzle products Nice lens