Pine Needle Blanket

Pine needles blanket the grass near one of our lakes.

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.

Cypress trees are drably dressed for fall.

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.

The ducks enjoy the pine needles.

Doesn’t seem to bother the local ducks, though!


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