Fall Color is Fading


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The Fall color is almost gone. The tree in the picture at right is now bare.

We’ve had a lot rain and wind that’s knocked the leaves down, and we’ve been picking them up for what seems like weeks now. So we’re in clean-up-the-yard mode.

We treated ourselves to a nice lunch Wednesday afternoon, and then went to a nursery and bought some Pansies. Thursday we’ll plant them, and maybe I’ll cut back the Hydrangeas.

I finished a book, and I’m halfway through another one. I’ve started a third, and read a Star Wars graphic novel.

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8 Responses to Fall Color is Fading

  1. Barely got any color here.

  2. I’ll post a photo of our Japanese maple in a few days. The leaves are falling fast!

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Nice. As much as I hate the denuding of the trees because it means winter is truly coming, I love the reds and oranges of the leaves as they change colors. Since we live in an apartment we don’t have to worry about raking leaves, but I still love to walk through the piles of leaves as much as I did as a kid.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I’m reading two books I downloaded from the library and the free EQMM they gave out at Bouchercon, with a lineup including Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller, Margaret Maron, Peter Robinson, Jon L. Breen, Doug Allyn, among others.

    • Nice. I have 10 or so books “paused” at the library (my place in line is saved and advances, but the book isn’t delivered for pick up). I also have several books on my “for later” shelf, which is just a reminder that the book is something I might want to read later, eventually. I’ve only 1 book I’m waiting to pop, a literary atlas.

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    The new Lee Child is waiting at the library for my return.

  6. I’m happy you got some fall color. It looked like things were shaping up here for some really nice color, with a late bout of heat, but it went from a nice start to all the leaves being gone in the blink of an eye. Very disappointing.

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