Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Rain

The recent rains have almost stripped all of the beautiful leaves off the trees, leaving them bare and ready for a long, dreary winter.  Don't get me wrong, there is nothing I love more than waking up to a beautiful, fresh winter snow blanketing the earth.  It makes everything look so fresh and clean.  The problem is that we generally get ice instead of snow.  I can live without ice.

The leaves were beautiful this fall, nicer than I can remember in recent years.  I think it must be due to the fact that we had a really mild summer.  Some days the high didn't get out of the 70's.  No August heat this year.

I took this picture this past Sunday.  Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, but Sunday brought more rain.  I stepped out on my driveway near the street to capture the beautiful leaves before they gave up and let the rain wash them off the trees.  I love the contrast between the oranges, yellows, and browns of the leaves with the dark blues and grays of the storm clouds coming in.  You also get a peek at some of the other houses in my neighborhood.  Most of the houses were built in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  Too bad that overgrown monstrosity of a bush of my neighbor's is in the way.

1 comment:

  1. It's raining here, the humidity is high and it's going to be in the 80's. Fall? Ha! I've just posted about my RCA stereo console--you can see what yours would look like if it hadn't been taken care of!


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