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Pretty Peak

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We are witnessing pretty close to peak colors around here now. It’s hard to tell if the next day will become even more brilliant or if leaves will have abruptly dropped to the ground en masse.

There are a few straggling trees still holding green leaves but the ones that blaze the best colors are maxing out. We are doing our best to soak up the scenery with full in-the-moment appreciation, never knowing when the polychromatic party might end. The critical ingredient for maximum spectacle is direct sunlight, so the degree of cloudy skies in the next few days will play a significant part in prolonging the autumnal glory we have been blessed with this year.

Complicating the situation is the extreme degree of parched soil we have been dealt, so we are also longing for an extended soaking rain. I guess one way to look at it is that either way, we win.

If it gets rainy, we will rejoice over the moisture. If it stays sunny, we continue to enjoy the wonderful fall colors.

(For the purposes of this positive-thinking exercise, I will be ignoring the possibility of the skies clouding over without ever providing a measurable amount of rain.)

As of yesterday afternoon, we were peaking out and loving it!



Written by johnwhays

October 7, 2022 at 6:00 am

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  1. It’s absolutely gorgeous–what a stunning view! Loved your column. 🙂

    Mary Holm

    October 7, 2022 at 10:09 am

    • Thank you! (Hope I didn’t jinx things; it’s a dull gray but dry day today so far…)


      October 7, 2022 at 10:45 am

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