Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The last flowers

For this year, at least. There are still a few hangers-on as we have not had any real cold weather yet. November should bring us a few frosts and that should do in these last wildflowers.

The fields are increasingly tan and brown, but a few spots of color remain.

November also brings us high-pressure temperature inversions. The result of that is often very still air, thick with dripping fog, keeping daylight hours a leaden grey, and crisp, clear nights.

6 comments:

  1. Odd you should write "often very still air, thick with dripping fog" 'cos that's just what I am looking at as I type... grim! But, hey, if it was sunny all the time.... we just wouldn't appreciate it.

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  2. We've had some lovely color on the trees out there this year. We weren't quite sure what to expect, after the drought and severely high temperatures this summer. We haven't had a huge wind and rain storm yet to blow off all of the leaves, so many trees look really nice :)

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  3. We don't get much color change in the trees in South Florida (I'm not sure about Northern Florida).

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  4. The bright yellow is in sharp contrast to the greys and browns in the background (almost like the sun if you should see it at all on a dark day). You've done a nice job in showing off the burgundy stems as well as the new green growth under the bloom. Well done.

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  5. You make sticky lettuce look really attractive!

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  6. tim, we had the same, but it cleared off to bright sunshine after a short while. Sticky lettuce!

    judy, yeah, that wind and rain dumps all the leaves at once. I'm waiting for that...

    starman, I'm not sure about northern Florida, either. ;)

    mary, thanks!

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