Pt 1; Fall Foliage
In his Nov.4,2008 blog post Danservations, Dan'l of The Future Was Yesterday said:
"I miss the spectacular free art shows the autumn leaves up north gave each year, but I sure as hell don't miss what comes after that! Our leaves here achieve a high degree of likeness to dirty bath water every fall, then they fall.
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"A picture is worth a thousand words." Now it's only worth a copy of Photoshop."
(Or Photocopy or Blogger)
I envy our more northerly neighbors for their glorious Fall Foliage but do not envy their ice and snows. Acclimated to the Gulf Coast sub-tropical weather, I do not tolerate cold very well. One day of our very rare snows is joy enough for me. Children run around with heads thrown back, mouths wide open like crazed chickens, trying to catch a snowflake on their tongues. We rob the neighbors' lawns of their small accumulations of snow to build an anemic snowman or have a snowball fight - then it's back to the fireplace and that's enough fun for one day. And ice? Houston drivers are crazy enough when encountering "liquid sunshine" from our frequent thunderstorms, but they are positively insane when there is ice on our numerous overpasses, bridges and spaghetti bowls that become nightmares from hell. Not to mention the terror of black ice. Sneaky, diabolical, blasted stuff that surely robbed me of ten years of my life.
Labels: fall foliage - pt 1