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    Quote Originally Posted by myblind View Post
    look at them colors !
    where do you leave ? HEAVEN ?
    Close...Peters Creek, Alaska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Close...Peters Creek, Alaska.
    The Maritimes are looking pretty heavenly as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The Maritimes are looking pretty heavenly as well!
    Indeed! Meanwhile, my world has gone to monochrome in 15 days:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    Indeed! Meanwhile, my world has gone to monochrome in 15 days
    Brrrrr. I’m still running the air conditioner, though not much. It should hit 93F here today. Every now and then I want to see snow again and drive a couple hours to the mountains.

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    We're starting to see some fresh snow on the Olympic Mountains. We seldom get any here at sea level.
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    The season of color is all but over for another year. While it's been on the taller peaks for some time, we got the first termination dust of the season on our mountaintop yesterday...and it came all the way down overnight. That has to be a record. We usually have a few days or a couple of weeks between the two.

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    A few pics from the property during a quick walk after cleaning up some of the gardening stuff yesterday.
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    Well, my pomegranate tree has gone yellow and is losing its leaves. I noticed a large tree in my neighbor’s yard has started to get some yellow leaves, but is mostly green. It does drop a lot of leaves in my yard, mostly in December and January. Right now it is still getting to 80F during the day, though down into the 40s at night. Also, it is supposed to drop to the 50s-60s during the day in two or three days, so we are finally getting to more wintery weather.

    Most things stay green all year, like the orange tree near the house. It can rarely get just cold enough here to make commercial citrus growing impractical - nearby you’ll find areas called “Citrus Heights” and “Orangevale” named because of extensive citrus farms, but they were wiped out early in the 20th century from a cold snap. We had a freeze that lasted through for a few days some years back, first time here I’ve seen it stay below freezing during the day. I had an exterior pipe freeze, it killed my lemon bushes down to the ground, but they came back, froze some cacti and succulents solid (they turned to mush and I never bothered to replace them) and did extensive damage to my orange tree.

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    So far this autumn has been dull when it comes to colors. Even the maple trees are turning from green to yellowish brown before the leaves drop, not much in the orange/red range here. On the other hand the persimmons are turning a nice orange, the purple cabbages are heading up, and the blueberry bush foliage is turning a bit reddish...

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    This will be the final update on my local fall colors, not much to offer but our maple tree did finally turn a nice oragey/red but the leaves fell off 5 minutes later so no pic there...

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    Here's a few old zinnas hanging on (still no killing frost here yet)...
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    ...and one overhead shot from laying in my hammock. This is a Male Mulberry tree, or otherwise known as a Paper Mulberry tree, Thomas Jefferson's favorite shade tree...turns yellow before dropping...
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    Busy raking now....

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    It is deep into autumn in Perth now, so here are some colours for you. These photos were taken this morning alongside a bike path a few km from home. This is a bush reserve sitting between a 4 lane highway and a golf course. The trees and flowers are Banksia - first collected by, and named for, the botanist Joseph Banks. He was on Captain Cook's first exploration voyage that visited Australia in 1770.

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    A lovely, if alien landscape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    A lovely, if alien landscape.
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    Alien to some of course This sort of bushland setting is common on very nutrient deficient sandy soils around here. Banksias are very intolerant of fertilizers - especially those containing phosphates.

    For a more 'alien' look I give you Lake Ballard about 800 km east of us. Most of the West Australian lakes you see on a map are either very saline or more commonly mostly salt pans. And then Wave Rock about 340 km to the South East.

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    Pretty cool, Ozduck. Get many surfers at that rock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Pretty cool, Ozduck. Get many surfers at that rock?
    Well there is plenty of water there. The town water reservoir is on top of the rock!

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    In the early days before there were any water pipelines this wall funnelled the rain into the the reservoir. You can see by the salt lakes in the background that there is no potable river or underground water around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Well there is plenty of water there. The town water reservoir is on top of the rock!

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    Very nice photos ozduck. I recall you mentioned a possibility of rain recently, but from your photos I'm beginning to believe it never rains there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    Very nice photos ozduck. I recall you mentioned a possibility of rain recently, but from your photos I'm beginning to believe it never rains there!
    We actually had around 18 mm's (.71 ") of rain here last week and the far north of the state has had good rains so far. However, that is around 3,000 km away so of no use to us. The area where Wave Rock is located is in the "Central Wheatbelt" and has an average rainfall of 341 mm (13.4 ") so it is never going to be very lush. The groundwater is also very saline - hence the salt lakes. After all Australia is the driest continent after Antarctica and 48% of Perth's drinking water comes from 2 desalination plants..

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    Autumn is here on the high plateau:
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Autumn is here on the high plateau:
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    Lovely. I can imagine endless wandering through that landscape.

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    I object! It's 11 or 12 days yet until the first day of Fall by the USA Equinoxes and Solstices definition of the seasons! And I'm determined to keep wearing summer uniform as long as possible!
    Heck, it hasn't even started raining!
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    Here's another one for you. I took it in August.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Autumn is here on the high plateau:
    Quite nice. Our mountains are taking on similar colors above the tree line, along with some reds.
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    The color of autumn around here is mostly just gray.
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    Heh. Here it mostly looks the same, but the days are getting a little shorter. Last year because of this thread I really looked, and colors did change a bit going into November, but trees that lose them go from green to leaves off pretty quickly. Basically, you see colors finally changing and a few days later there is a good windstorm and the trees are now mostly bare.

    Oh, and last year there was the extended smoky days of fall, but that’s unusual. (There has been smoke this year but so far not the thick stuff, locally anyway. Last year I kept the windows closed for a month of cool but smokey nights.)

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    Another tree-free autumn landscape, captured in Glen Coe this morning.


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    Nice, a bit alien.

    Fall colors here: Because of the water shortage, I had let the grass go dry and it had gone partly brown, but now it is very green and I’ll need to mow soon. In fact, in general things are more green than earlier in the year, but there are trees with leaves now with proper fall colors. Those trees will likely drop them within a month.

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    I really enjoy that landscape.

    The leaves have been off the trees here for close to two months, there's been snow on the ground for over a week, and as I write this we're having heavy snowfall. We're expecting another 10-20 cm today. Happy I don't have to drive anywhere today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    For a more 'alien' look I give you Lake Ballard about 800 km east of us.
    Wow, very strange!

    Can't remember if I've posted this here or not! Here's a shot looking up-river a week or so ago....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    Wow, very strange!

    Can't remember if I've posted this here or not! Here's a shot looking up-river a week or so ago....

    Yes you did - in the "Share your art" thread about a week ago. But that is fine by me as I loved it both times

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