Tag: fall colors

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Both of the pictures below were taken, with my phone, within 0.6 miles of my front door, within the past week. We are getting a bit of rain and wind, so those leaves will be on the ground soon. But they sure are pretty when they are on the trees. More

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I have always preferred Autumn to any other season. Summer heat does not agree with me, and I am always happy to feel the air become crisper, the clouds more defined, and even the days getting shorter. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, “fall colors” aren’t as widespread as in some other places because most trees are evergreen. But we do get some nice spots of color. Even my own backyard features a couple of Japanese Maple trees that turn a very pretty red in autumn. Ray nicknamed this one “Fluffy”:

Japanese maple in our backyard

Ray and I are pretty lucky that our wedding anniversary is in October, and we went to Victoria, BC, on our honeymoon in 2003. We stayed at the Inn at Laurel Point and make a point to go back there on occasion at this time of year. The Inn has (or had — last time we were there, it was under destruction) a very beautiful garden in back, with all sorts of beautiful maple trees turning various colors of red and yellow.

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