Monday, October 15, 2007

on fire



Photos copyright 2007 Gazelle


Okay, okay, I know Sissyfish already beat me to it, but I just couldn't resist. I grew up and lived most of my life in So. California - this leaf-turning business never ceases to amaze me...

P.S. One thing that makes the brilliant red colors even more amazing is that science can't figure it out - the yellow is understood as something always present in the leaves but masked in the spring and summer by the green, but the turning red remains a mystery. Sweet!

8 comments:

pranaglider said...

but you have to admit the amazing show of the crab grass turning green to brown in our lawns here in SoCal is something to behold.

Seriously fall follage alone is a good enough reason to move

Anonymous said...

wouldn't it be great if the shores of Vermont had good surf?

Gazelle said...

Pranaglider - you almost make me miss SoCal...

Anon - I bet on the right day on the Great Lakes or coastal New England you can surf with some serious color in the background...

pranaglider said...

G,

I recognize sarcasm when I see it typed.

PG

Foulweather... said...

Speaking of on fire. Did you get any waves last weekend? We still need to hook up a session...

Dub said...

Really the PNW is mostly coniferous tress and while the small amount of deciduous tress found in riparian areas and non native species planted in the city are beautiful, you haven't seen real fall foliage till you go to New England this time of year. It's absolutely amazing and if you time it right there can be good surf too.

Gazelle said...

Dub - you're right. I did catch Connecticut once in the fall and it was something. I'd like to see some of the mountainous areas back east like W. VA, NH, or Vermont at that time of year...

The PNW is perfect for me - I get a few fall highlights and spring buds, but it mostly stays green all year!

Chum said...

Rad. And I appreciate your positive comments on my blog man. I need to link you up.