Tag Archives: fall

Colorful Change

Note the differing colors

Two-toned hues

As you can see from these trees, fall has arrived.

Each day these trees look a little different.

Each day these trees look a little different.

The predominant green of summer ebbs away, as golden tones show off their glory.

So brilliant!

So brilliant!

There’s only one, minor problem. These photos are from Chicago, where the season’s change is dramatic and gorgeous.

Our street looks very ordinary.

Our street’s trees look very ordinary today.

Here in the Houston area? Not so much.

One-Word Wednesday

Yesterday morning I fell during my run. Just tripped over nothing and landed hard on my right knee and arm.

Yesterday morning I fell during my run. Just tripped over nothing and landed hard on my right knee and arm.

Ouch!

Fortunately, a guy was nearby to help me up . After I recovered on a park bench, I walked the mile back home.

Fortunately, a guy was nearby to help me up. After I recovered on a park bench, I walked the mile back home. Painful and embarrassing!

One-Word Wednesday

Seeing this autumn leaf made me hope that cooler temps are right around the corner.

Seeing this colorful leaf on the ground last Sunday made me hope that cooler temps are right around the corner.

Fall-se!

Proper Priorities

Just a small reminder on my left knee of my clumsiness (iPhone 5)

Just a small reminder of my clumsiness on my left knee (iPhone 5)

The other day as I was trying to negotiate a curb outside Bullritos, I tripped and fell on my left side. I’m sure I looked like the picture of grace, as I thudded to the pavement (yeah, right).

For those of you in Houston who wondered why the earth shook at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, yep, that was me.

Naturally, the first thing I did after getting up was to do a quick inventory . . . of what was in the purse I landed on. iPhone 5? Okay. Nikon 1 V1 kit? Fine. Kindle? Not a scratch.

What a relief!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!

One-Word Wednesday

My iPhone 5 captured the dark bald cypress tree, which contrasts nicely with the green on the bridge.

My iPhone 5 captured the dark colors of a bald cypress tree, which contrasted nicely with the green on the bridge and the blue sky and water.

Brown!

Where, Oh Where, Is Fall?

Fluffy weeds add bits of pink to the green and brown landscape.

When you grow up in Chicago, fewer things are surer in life than crisp October temperatures, and the leaves changing colors. Like most former northerners in southeast Texas, I dearly miss fall. And having four distinct seasons . . . instead of monstrously hot and I wish it was like this forever (but it never is, and it’s never for long enough).

A few leaves get into the fall spirit.

So while I waited for Mother Nature to finally give the Houston area a break and bring on cooler temperatures (looks like it could happen Friday!), I set out for nearby Imperial Park to see if the predominant green colors were starting to change.

I wish all the leaves looked this pretty.

I discovered that, sadly, not much was different. The park still was mostly green with very few spots of that glorious shade of red signifying that fall is just around the corner.

Want to know something else that was eerily similar?

Our friend Eric makes an easy putt while in the middle of a call to his agent.

That you always can find disc golfers tossing plastic circles into metal baskets . . .

The kid tries to nail his par putt.

. . . no matter what the season!

Simple Equation

Frosty grass this morning in my backyard

Frost + 30 degrees

Frosty leaf

multiplied by living in Houston

More frosty grass

= 1 unhappy camper!

Even more frosty grass!

Where oh where is our mild late fall? Please return as soon as possible!