When I was out walking along one of the lakes in my master-planned community, I noticed a blanket of pine needles in the grass. The next day or so as I snapped pix of our brilliant deciduous trees, it was easy to see the source of that reddish-brown carpet near by.
These are bald cypresses, which are among the first trees in our area to turn from green to brown. Although they do spice up the winter-dull of the grass, they sure aren’t as pretty as our handful of multicolored trees.
Doesn’t seem to bother the local ducks, though!