Thursday, November 05, 2015

Thursday Thirteen 395: Last of Autumn Color

Though we are passed peak color here, I thought I would share some of the many photos taken during a long walk two weeks ago. I captured the autumn color just in time, as winds and rain knocked most of the leaves from the trees the following week.

While most of the trees are bare now, the grass is still very green, and we've had some unusually warm temps this week for November -- 70F temps three consecutive days, a good 20 degrees above normal. That is to change this afternoon, as rain and a cold front move into the area.

Taken outside my front door

A blaze of red at a neighborhood park

Scenic view from neighborhood park

Splashes of yellow and orange along the bike path

Love those russet colors along the bike trail

These next few are of the Arboretum, taken from the bike 
path looking over Greene Prairie towards Grady Knoll.

Trees along the Badger State Trail, taken from junction 
of the Capitol City / Cannonball /  Military Ridge 
and Southwest bike trails

More of the Arboretum trees

Neighborhood Maple

A final view of Grady Knoll -- can you see the bird
sitting in the tree in front of the yellow one? Sadly, I could
not zoom in enough with my camera to tell what it was.

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Alice Audrey said...

You had some really nice color this year. We were sub-par here. Oh well. I'm busy with Jakarta pictures anyway.

Heather said...

Alice: We have had some nice color. While it is past-peak, a few trees are still in full or partial color, and some flowers are still in bloom. I'm sure that won't last long.

Ron. said...

We're gone by, too. We were late, but (briefly) glorious. Bare now.

Heather said...

Ron: Some years the color seems all too fleeting, doesn't it?

colleen said...

I'm going to miss all those fiery colors! It's like a good meal, over too fast.

Lea said...

Lovely Autumn color!

Shelley Munro said...

So pretty. We don't get the colors like this because it's too warm. We were in Alaska in September and drove into the Yukon. The colors were starting to change. They had a lot of yellow.

Mia Celeste said...

I love your pictures. You're so talented and it's cool to see fall colors.

Heather said...

Colleen: Definitely over too fast!

Thanks, Lea!

Heather said...

Shelley: It is a pity some areas don't get to experience a true changing of the seasons, but I'm glad you got to see a hint of it in Alaska.

Mia: Thank you for the compliments. I actually submitted a few pics to a local TV station this fall, some of which were featured during their weather reports, and a few of which were also added to their "fall color" gallery. :)

Jana said...

LOVE all the autumn color. We didn't have much of that here. The leaves went from green to dead and gone before the colors could change. I'm blaming this schizophrenic weather.

Heather said...

Jana: The weather has definitely been weird this year, thanks in part to el nino. Though we haven't set any new highs, November has been unusually warm here.