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These are pictures taken while I was just north of St Joseph, Missouri. The first cold front of Oct was sweeping southward, so I took several pix, however the storm had more bluff than teeth, and the temps were awesome afterward.
now I am sitting just south of Phoenix, and can't for the life of me figure out how to take a good picture of 95% blue skies and dust, chuckle. Heat too, tho 90* isn't even close to the 109* the last time I was here. Goodnite guys
Jo- can you name that little aster? I don't have my refs with me- haven't been back into Tejas since RU- tho I will be in Hou the 22nd for a day- and Irving where we park is downright ugly to be honest (was there, too).
Had wondered any that one- I have to wait til I can throw the laptop up to see- I love your New England pics! The fast cold snaps bring the sugars into colors, Texas does have natives that color up- it was a hard frost at 27* the night I came south from Pa- but we aren't close yet to that chilly a night except farther north in the state. I have more pix, just need to get into San Antone tonight first...
Well, from the windows of the truck so I could have a bit of angle- but I was parked at least. 18 wheelers have a bunch of curtailments to places we see and go. Chuckl, Hawaii isn't a place I can drive to yet- for instance
In Jan this year the laws for people driving 18 wheels changed- if we are caught behind the steering wheel at any time with electronic devices in our hands (hands free ONLY) the ticket is $2500. To the driver and $11,000. To their company. Needless to say, I am apt to stop if I just have to take a picture. Besides- I have rather large windshields that I suspect are designed for the singular purpose of attracting large bugs who wish to be splattered, chuckl. I drive solo these days so I don't have any shotgun seat pix either.
Hey! I like that reflection shot- you need to understand, our laws to drive are in constant flux- HOS, CVSA, Many truck drivers aren't even English speaking now- Russian, French, Spanish isn't even the beginning- Chinese, Persian, Mideast European, it's also that in Texas and many other states 18 yr olds are allowed to operate heavy equip't when in their own home state. Just like a small wheel vehicle- when these guys start texting, or talking on the phone, the vehicle starts wandering and can't hold speeds- scary, I DON'T trust other drivers- even people driving for 5 yrs have been rolling their equipment when there was NO reason, very scary. Do Not Trust the drivers to know how to drive, nor even care if they run over you, sigh. Nuff! My day started early, and I am omw to Fresno once my freight is loaded, I shall return with those west Texas pictures and Az pix by tonite at midnite, chuckl
Does anyone understand the relationship between drought or not and fall color or not? I know there is supposed to be one but I'm not sure what it is. And where I come from kindergarten kids can explain about the chloroplasts going back into the tree and the colors being left in the leaf (even though I clearly can't).
Texas is hot but after living here 15 years (Most of my life) I've adapted to it. From Washington State where it's cold even in July. (July of 2010 went up to see some of my family and every morning 42 degrees and fog).
Maybe hot but I like it.
Ya'll, 2nd of November some cities hit 90 today. Looks like a repeat of last year. So excited!
I didn't get those pix posted, at least not here- some are in the natives forum, I did get my laptop back- just need a few moments peace to post them- maybe today from Russellville, Ark - the colors have turned to reds and browns here- the scarless of the sumac have gone to a silvery plum color if any color at all...