Homepage October 18, 2009
Whew! We are
having a wildcat of a windy day! A short walk outdoors this
afternoon didn't last as long as I thought it would when I
started. The sun was shining and barely a driblet of rain
seemed so inviting. It was truly a surprise to see how
deceptive that image was from inside my cozy nest. I daresay
there will not be a withered leaf or piece of litter left in
place before this day is over.
Ah, it wasn't
Lady autumn has
got her annual show of color well begun. I meant to go by
the state capitol building today to see how the Dawn
Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) are faring there.
The leaves are sculpted like regular evergreens so common
here in the northwest.
But the looks
are deceiving. They are soft as feathers! And before they
bid farewell to the branches where they've grown, they
change from brilliant green to softly golden and then a
rich, deep color reminiscent of yellow diamonds