Tag: autumn leaves

A Bradford Pear Leaf


We don’t get a lot of bright reds and oranges here in north Texas, or not that I’ve seen this year, anyway. The Bradford pears, though, seem to put forth some extra effort!

Autumn in Texas

The weather was gorgeous earlier this week and I took several pictures while on my afternoon walk.

walking path

fall berries

Acorns and oak leaves.

Acorns and oak leaves.

Our subdivision is named Thousand Oaks. Bet you can’t guess why?

maple leaf

Although the above leave doesn’t look much like an oak leaf! I guess there are a few other trees here besides oaks.

Thousand Oaks Park

Thousand Oaks Park

And then there’s the ever present air plane traffic overhead. Some days you don’t notice it at all, and others it is very noticeable. Sometimes it has to do with weather conditions and winds, etc. Sometimes I think it has to do with the airports changing the flight paths for whatever reason. Most of the time they are high enough in the air that you don’t hear them, but this one was very close!

plane overhead

It doesn’t look close, does it? The pictures don’t do it justice. And I never seem to have my camera handy when one goes right over top of me, as it did yesterday when I was out walking! That one was loud! But mostly, we don’t notice them much, and we don’t hear them inside the house at all. Well, sometimes at night, when the house is quiet and we are on the top floor and they are flying lower and ….

Just a Moment – Ten

Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.} My thanks to Life with Nin for inspiring {just a moment}.

We’ve had lovely weather the last couple of weeks, 70s and 80s daytime temperature and, of course, the renowned Arizona blue sky! I took this yesterday afternoon, looking up through the ironwood tree in our backyard, which is a mass of brilliant gold leaves. The fall colors in Alabama in October were really just starting when I was there and the colors had just been blown off by Hurricane Sandy when we were in New York earlier this month, so I am enjoying the colors here in Arizona.