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Also, What Fall Looks Like Here

In case you were wondering.

By John Scalzi

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31 replies on “Also, What Fall Looks Like Here”

I see that as the awesome postcard available at the tourist kiosk on the other end of the (gated)driveway. Across the top in that bold yellow cursive writing: “Greetings from Scalziland! Now please go home.”

Very nice! I especially like the tree that is kind of by itself in the lawn. Sets the photo very nicely.

Very nice. I am especially envious of your weather. Here in Germany it rains. It looks as if it may brighten up again with the beginning of next week.
Anyway, beautiful picture!

While I would not trade my low humidity, sunny clear summers for anything (lives in Colorado), I do miss midwestern Fall days. What the photo cannot convey is the lovely crisp scent of Fall, but it’s lovely nonetheless. Thanks for the reminder.

It’s amazing how little signs of Fall we have here. Still so much greenery and not much leafery. In yellowery or redery or orangery. E.

I do not envy you your snowy, freezing, awful winters, but I do envy you your gorgeous autumn. Particularly when we have just hit hay-fever season.

Lovely autumn colours.

Spring over here in Western Australia, or in other words “id’s polledd seasodd” (and everyone is sneezing and snuffling away merrily in Chez Us). We also have the other typical marker of a Western Australian spring – the wonderful combination of atmospheric inversion and “burning off” by our department of conservation. “Burning off” is a fire prevention mechanism which largely consists of running a small, cool-ish fire through a fire-prone area early in the spring to clear out the undergrowth and small tinder (thus hopefully preventing a larger, more ferocious bushfire going through later in the year). This year there’s probably going to be a lot of it, because we’ve had a wetter-than-usual winter (or in other words, the winter weather was about normal for ten years ago) and that’s resulted in a lot of new growth in uncleared areas. The atmospheric inversion means we get the smoke and haze from the burning off sticking around for a lot longer and being a lot more persistent – and my ongoing contention is that the department of conservation and forestry actually times their burning off program to coincide with atmospheric inversions, because that way people know they’re actually doing something aside from watching trees grow.

Where I live, things just turn brown in the fall. It usually doesn’t happen until some time in November or December. This year it won’t look much different than summer, since we haven’t had any rain.

We did have some areas of bright red and yellow a few weeks back, but those areas are now mostly grey and black now. Enjoy your Autumn!

Beautiful!! what a gorgeous view you have and it’s wonderful that you truly appreciate it!

Here in Baltimore the leaves have only begun to look a little pale, no real color yet. It takes a long time for the leaves to turn here. We’ve been known to have snow while the Norway maples have leaves…into the end of November sometimes.

My house looks a lot like that, only uglier, and you have to take all those mature trees from the right side of the picture and move them into the 1 acre front yard.

They laugh at me this time of year, every time I turn around my entire lawn is under 6″ of fallen leaves.

Wait a second. So… to live in this house all I have to do is write a whole @$$ load of awesome novels, maintain a crazy @$$ blog, and write non-stop. Hmmm. Sounds easy enough. Anyone can write…right?

Just kiiiiiiiiding. Though with this house, Athena practically needs a horse. She can’t be riding bunnies across the lawn.

Southern California is still pretty green, but with lovely clear blue skies. I’m waiting for the liquidambars to turn gold and red in December. Sadly, strawberries have finally disappeared from my local farmer’s market.

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