Sunday, October 18, 2009

Coffee-sippin' Weather

With all the messin' about yesterday, trying on the new outfit and all, I plumb forgot to take pictures of the maple leaves that had started the whole thang. By the time I remembered, it was as dark outside as day-old camp coffee. It's been mostly overcast today but the light was just fine for catching the color from the dining room window.

Some of the leaves have just begun to lose their green -- see the one on the far left -- but most, I think, are in the buttery-to-pumpkin stage.

Every now and then you can spot a leaf that's trying its darndest to develop a bit of dusty rose. Just a bit. Maybe I'm stretching for that but, gee, dusty rose is such a nice color.

Some of them didn't even get a chance to finish turning before the wind shredded them up the other day. At least I think it was the wind that took the leaf surface down to a cellophane-like remnant. Maybe it was just a bug attack. Some bugs don't clean up their plates.

Most of the tree is still green but, oh my, that's really quite a lot of turning in just a week's time. Well, compared to most of the other trees in view from my window. It really hasn't been all that cold yet so green is still the predominant color hereabouts.  Not that I'm complaining. Nossir, nope, no way. It's not even officially winter yet so I'm certainly not trying to hurry things along.

Relax, little maple tree. Have another cuppa. Flaunt your finery some more. Trust me when I tell you -- naked is not your best presentation. Which is all too true for some others of us, as well. (Insert long, resigned sigh.) So here's to a languid, lazy fall and plenty of brightly colored clothes. Coffee-sippin' weather. Yeah, I know. For me, it's all coffee-sippin' weather. And your point was?


kate et jim said...

Our 4 year old Maple tree is languishing, too. It's turning the blush rose color on the outside and still green on the inside. Your tree could be a sister to mine.

Such pretty photo's, Dee. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Dee said...

I like that, Kate. They have Sister Cities so I don't know why we can't have Sister Trees. (grin) Such fun siblings.

~ Sil in Corea said...

.beams happily at Dee's tree!

It's a wonderful time of year, and great coffee-sipping weather, too! I agree, any time is a good time for coffee.

Dee said...

Atta girl, Sil. I don't call you folks Coffee Mates for nothin', you know. Even if some of you prefer tea.(smile)

bonnie said...

How about a run to the front of the building a shot of the hills and houses there? yeah greedy bugger I am for Fall colors. Here it is brown and down when the time comes.

Dee said...

I hate to break it to you, Bonnie, but from the front, almost all the trees are evergreen. Except right across the highway and there isn't anything but green there, either. The big color on that side comes in the late winter and early spring, when all the Scotch broom is blooming. I'll try to remember to catch that for you.