Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Colors

It's been fun to compare this fall and its colors with last year's fall. I think everything is just as brilliant this year, but the wind has been blowing on and off which has stripped some of the pretty leaves from their branches before they were really ready to fall. The locals call this wind 'vent de fou' or crazy wind. I guess because it makes you crazy if it blows long enough! This morning the wind is warm, thank goodness. As winter approaches I'm sure it will blow icy cold. These pretty red leaves stretch their slender fingers on a protected side of a neighbor's house. It's almost as if they're trying to get into that shuttered window before winter truly arrives and they wither away.


  1. Ah, it's those wonderful Virginia Creeper vines...their colors are really special....better than the sleet and rain of northern Michigan, today.

  2. I received an email today from a friend in Colorado who said they've already had significant snow there! I'm hoping for a winter like last year here...1 snow of 1/2 inch and one dusting. Think I could be that lucky two years in a row?