Several trees are bare and many only have a few colorful leaves left. However when I did a Second Look this week, I noticed that several trees are just starting to turn. That's what a second look is good for. Last week, I said that we were at peak or past peak as far as the color goes, well that applied to our maple trees. Then I realized that just as I associate the smell of walnut trees with autumn, I have the strongest association of the changing colors of autumn with maple trees. Of course, I notice trees of all different colors and shapes, but I seem to judge what stage the color transitions are in by maple trees. Who knew that my mind was taking such broad concepts and filtering them into such small examples? I've always said that I wanted to study brain science some day and these examples are another reason why.
Here are a few things I saw this week
during a Second Look.
|Since these begonias bloomed for so long, I never got around to replacing them with pansies like I usually do in the fall.|
|Mums (They are further away from the heat pump that they appear.)|
|Now that some of the leaves are starting to fall, I can see that this sweet gum tree is hanging onto a lot of its balls from last year.|
|Since the time change, I have to get up earlier to see sunrise.|