October 28, 2006


I was grateful to stop at Eric's place a couple of weeks ago. Of course, the company was great, but one of the best things for me was being able to see leaves that are actually changing colors. I miss the hell out of that, and I've been reminded of it as I stop by Mushy's blog, The Imagesmith's, and even blogbro RSM. I know that there are many others out there showing the fall colors, but these three I've noticed in the last week...

Mushy's got some great pics here, here, and here. RSM has a great shot here, and The Imagesmith has his here, and here. Some awesome pics, guys.

It's something I do every year, this riding around to look at the colors. I'll hop on the bike and ride towards the Mississippi, or up into Wisconsin's Little Switzerland. Beautiful area.

But alas, this year, Florida. No bike. No leaves turning. Yeah... I drove up to TN, and that rocked, but I don't get to see it down here, and that's throwing my sense of time off. It's frickin' Halloween TUESDAY! Doesn't seem like it. At least to me. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and then Christmas. Holy Mother of Gott! Where'd the year go?

I've been wondering: do deciduous trees down here lose their leaves at all? Or are they there year 'round? If so, do they blossom in the springtime, as they do at home, before the leaves start to bud? It ain't like they're that different from what we've got back home. Sure, there are the palm trees, and maybe a couple of others that may not be found further north, but most are your plain ol' trees... oaks and maples types.

Can they be that different down here?

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 28, 2006 02:36 PM | TrackBack

Thanks for the promotional links! And, you're right, Tom has some great shots too.

Posted by: Mushy at October 28, 2006 05:36 PM

Mmmm, yeah, the deciduous trees in my yard lose leaves and still flower in the spring. They just lose their leaves later and you never see people raking big mounds of leaves as most of us don't have that many deciduous trees. They tend to do very poorly during hurricanes.

And I miss the Fall very much living down here. Did you notice you shouldn't buy a pumpkin until this weekend? And don't cut it until the day before. They mold and rot if you do it too soon and God Forbid should you think of keeping a carved pumpkin on the porch for very long. Blech. Been there, done that, won't do it again...

Posted by: Bou at October 28, 2006 09:26 PM

... you need to get your tail up here and help me rake leaves... that'll break you....

Posted by: Eric at October 29, 2006 03:48 PM

In my experience, fall happens around mid March there and lasts for about a day. Sucks.

I'd bottle some and send it to you if I could...

Posted by: Richmond at October 30, 2006 08:06 PM