Thursday, November 02, 2006

The 1st of November

Well it's actually November 2, but I didn't want to mess with the title sequence! We've recovered from that blast of cold weather, and it's been beautiful and sunny--high 50s, low 60s by mid-day (though it drops down to 30 or so at night--and warms up slowly in the morning).

For my seasonal observation this month, I've chosen to focus on trees and bushes. There is such an interesting mix of full and bare, northern and southern, green and color in the landscape.

The photos here were all taken yesterday and today on the campus of the college where I work and demonstrate trees that have lost all their leaves, trees that are still green, evergreens that look very New England, a Southwestern-looking plant (maybe yucca?), trees in several stages of red and gold, and flowering plants still flowering.

It all appears to my New England eye as if it shouldn't be happening at the same time--like one of those dreams where your grade school classmates and your work colleagues and your ex-boyfriends and your neighbors from 20 years ago all seem to know each other and be in the same place at the same time for some unaccountable reason.

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