Autumn Leaves

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I was telling a friend about how gorgeous the fall leaves in Washington are, and she commented, “It must be wonderful to see autumn for the first time as an adult.” I hadn’t thought about it, but yes. This is my very first full-color, genuine autumn. It has temperatures cool enough to really appreciate hot cocoa. I’ve actually seen pumpkin patches, for crying out loud. But best of all? These glorious leaves! They’re delicious. I keep wondering if they could be this bright without actually somehow going past real colors into a frequency I can just barely sense. Washington gets a scarlet and lemon and fluorescent orange extravaganza … Texas gets leaves that turn brown and fall off. Right now, I’m loving the fall thing.

With that in mind, I want to remind people that right now the Japanese Botanical Garden is especially gorgeous. In fact, they’re doing a special Maple Viewing event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday October 20th. If that sounds too crowded, I enjoyed just driving down Lake Washington Blvd.

2 Comments so far

  1. Cakespy (unregistered) on October 16th, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    This has been an exceptionally fall-ish Fall in Seattle…I think you know what I mean. The spices of pumpkin pies and warm bread, and hot chocolate, have never tasted as good as they have in recent weeks in Seattle.


  2. Cakespy (unregistered) on October 17th, 2007 @ 6:14 am

    This has been an exceptionally fall-ish Fall in Seattle…I think you know what I mean. The spices of pumpkin pies and warm bread, and hot chocolate, have never tasted as good as they have in recent weeks in Seattle.



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