Monday, January 12, 2009

a taste of fall in january

i grabbed this fall-like image down in south pasadena (sneaking into laurie's turf!). the leaves were so bright in the sunlight - orange is a color we see all winter long in southern california as trees try to decide whether or not they can stretch their green color through the cooler months.


pasadenapio said...

I love the photo.

When I first moved to Pasadena in January 1991 from Palm Springs, there was what looked like a big, dead tree in my front yard. I talked to the property owner about having it removed because it was such an ugly eyesore.

Turned out it was a huge, mature Sycamore. The new leaves began to emerge a couple of months later.

I'm glad I didn't own the property at the time! I would have been responsible for the removal of a real gem.

I do own the property now, and that tree, plus the gigantic deodar cedars, contribute to my quality of life every day.

Laurie said...

Aren't these trees amazing? I keep marveling at the color here. South Pas has so many liquid amber and other vivid colored trees.

JT said...

I think 2009 may go down as one of our more prolific Fall-color winters. Still, I find autumn trees everywhere I go, and here we are mid-january. Beautiful shot.