Friday, October 26, 2012

Where did all the color go?

It's looking like the bright colors of Fall have been replaced by the dead, drab colors of impending Winter. I know that nothing lasts forever, but It would have been nice to have the bright colors last a little longer.

This morning, Martha posted a picture of the woods behind her house. I thought I'd show the difference between today, and just 26 days ago on 9/30/2012...

The woods behind my house... today.

And at the peak of color.

The side of the house by the garage..... today.
The wood piles are growing!

Again, at the peak......

It looks like I'll have to take advantage of any day I can ride between now and Winter.


  1. Nice comparison photos. But at least the grass is still green and you can still see it! Looks like a great day for a ride...

    1. It was one of those days where it looked like it would rain at any time.

  2. Erik:

    NO comparison. I liked the ones with colour, much happier looking than the drab ones today but at Least NO snow.

    We have nothing to show you from here. Just normal looking trees and heavy rain again

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    1. I'm glad we haven't had too much rain lately. I still have outdoor things that need to get done.

  3. Look on the bright side, you can look all the way through your turns now.
    Wait for the snow comparison photos in another month. Those persistent oak leaves will look pretty with a dusting of snow.

    1. Yes, I can see through the turns now, but the Deer are on the move and they're the same color as the trees... They like to stand in the clearing by the road and eat greens. Darn forest rats!

  4. Erik - the colour's gone here as well, but we're also left with a surprising amount of green for this time of year.
    Watch out for the deer - lots here as well, always waiting to jump out in front of you.

  5. For all of the brown or even less, if that's possible, I saw up north last weekend, it's still surprising to me when pockets of bright appear. I saw spots like that last Sunday in Bayfield and in Minneapolis neighborhoods this morning.

    Troubadour is correct above; the oaks will provide some contrast to the woods soon.