Spring has always been my fave season. It still is & prob always will be. About 5 years ago, I started an appreciation for Autumn. I’ve always liked that name – Autumn. Such a pretty name. I think it’s the “au” in it; words w/ “au” in them always seemed so warm. But 5 years ago, is when I started taking walks regularly in University Circle.
University Circle is 500 acres of a park atmosphere, w/ schools, museums, & the University Hospital system in it. One of the museums is the Natural History Museum & they have a bunch of dinosaurs all around it. I’ve never been into dinosaurs but for some reason, I just really loved walking over to that museum & being around the dinosaurs & trees in the park. That’s where I started to appreciate the colors of autumn. The colors are so vivid & perfect there.
Well, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the last 3 years, we’ve had no Spring OR Autumn. I’m sure it’s b/c of global warming (but I think my colleagues think I’m talking crazy when I go on about it). But seriously, I think we’ve missed out on Spring & Autumn the last 3 years b/c of Global Warming. We have green leaves on trees, then a couple storms blow through, & 2 or 3 days later, the tree limbs are bare.
This is the 1st year in a long time that we’ve had fall colors!!! I got so excited about all the colors & I’ve gone out this past month & taken so many pics of all the beautiful colors. B/c I’m so afraid that this may be the last time. I never expected to miss “Autumn” the last 3 years, but it never came around. Who knows if it will again?
Anyway, I love when you see all the oranges, & various shades of browns & greens. Then, BAM!, all of a sudden, in the middle of them all is a bright yellow or red tree. Love it. Here’s a pic taken on MLK Jr. Drive. Of course, I doctored it up, that’s half the fun! 😉
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6 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Autumn”
That is an amazing picture.
I too would love to be around trees and dinosaurs. I think they would accept me and I could help bring about civil rights for Prehistoric Americans.
MLK Dr. is my favourite road in the whole city specifically for that reason, it is gorgeous any time of year, but because fall is my favourite season I’m always a little extra happy to drive it then.
Leaves change colour this time of year because we are moving farther away from the sun and the days are getting shorter. The leaves use the sun to activate the chemical chlorophyll that is in all leaves, chlorophyll makes leaves green. When we get less chlorophyll activation, other colours in the leaves start to come out, depending on what kind of tree it is. Global warming can’t directly affect the autumn leaves, but it makes sense that global temperature changes and weather patterns would upset the natural balance of things and confuse plants and trees, and of course that’s never good.
Genn, you’re so smart.
I’ve grown accustomed to just blaming things on either Global Warming or George Dubya.
I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don’t you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Looking for Sunshine’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;
BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run http://www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!
This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. 🙂
Naw, I just play a smart person on TV. 😉
I happen to be a big-time autumn lover. We need to plan something around that, like Metroparks events and stuff this time of year. Too late now, but something to keep in mind for the future.
Hope everything is going well with you!
Could be that the trees have been crapping out their leaves as mass protest against Dubya…you never know.