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Autumn Leaves

Fall colors are so beautiful! For me, seeing brilliant fall leaves are right up there next to poppy fields and miles of sunflowers. It is tough to do living in the California desert. I began my annual "fall colors hunt" in September when we were in Seattle! Here were the early photos I got there.

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Three weeks ago, I had a little "fall fix" in Orange County when I found these:

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I CRAVE seeing those fall colors! The weather has cooled off in the desert, so it FEELS like fall, and I am finally wearing jeans and sweaters (I know, it is still in the high 70s), cool in the mornings and evenings, but there are no fall leaves! All the traditional "spring flowers" are blooming, and it is beautiful to see lots of pansies, geraniums, snap dragons, petunias and impatiens, but where are the colorful autumn leaves??? I hit a jackpot of color on our recent visit to Oak Glen, in the San Bernadino mountains. I made Brad stop the car at least a dozen times for a leaf shot!

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Here is my FAVORITE! Isn't nature's paintbox amazing? There's an idea! Maybe I shall paint some autumn leaves of my own!

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Comments (3)

Now if you're really craving fall colours you should come north some fall! LOL

Jerry, it is fall LEAVES I crave, not the frozen tundra and temps! I'll stick with our 70s and 80s, thanks.

Funny, I don't miss the leaves at all. I grew up in New England. Although the leaves were gorgeous, I spent most of my time raking them up. I do miss the snow though terribly (but not the cold weather. :)

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