Fall in Texas
Ah, fall in Texas. Today is October 19 and it’s nearly 4:30pm (it’s always, nearly 4:30 pm. Someone get me some batteries).Phew, no more over 100°, thank goodness. It is however, over 90. I might have to put on a light sweater soon.
I thought I’d look for some foliage. Real yellow, burnt orange and gold against the multi hues of the evergreens. First of all we have Scrubby Oaks that I don’t think ever loose their leaves. I lost my big Silver Maple last year. Well, not lost. It was right there in my front yard. Then some mean men came and cut it down.
I cried as I carried some of the remains back to my wood pile knowing full well, maple burns quickly, but I needed the logs for the 2 times we’ll enjoy a cozy fire over the winter season. I can see all the sawdust scattered about. No more shade. No fall colors. No broken branches threatening to take out my roof or the truck in the drive. Sort of a tree cremation. Ugh, that was morbid.
But look what I did find. From my good friends Vince & Sally in Trout Run, Pennsylvania up in their woods, I got these pictures.
Vince, said they are still a few weeks out from peak. You can see the trees on the hillside just turning. How exciting for you! huh.
Then I found, this. Oh my golly. Colorado. It’s MillieFiori Favoriti‘s photos (check it out) that are spectacular. Most of my friends live in the southern parts of the US so they can all appreciate Pennsylvania & Colorado.
Lastly, is a beautiful sunset ringing in autumn from Big Lake Alaska. My daughter, Christy, said they’ll not return to the lake until it freezes over.
(I was there last year. It’s creepy to drive on a lake in a car.)