December 6th, 2003
Fall Color

photo: Texas State Capitol in Fall
2003-12-06. Fall color at the Texas State Capitol.

Displaced Yankees often complain about the lack of fall color in central Texas. While it’s true that we lack the brilliant hues of a New England autumn, I’m thankful that while they’re trying to shovel themselves out of a massive snowfall, we’re enjoying weather like this today.

August may be miserable here, but damn!, December’s gorgeous.

photo: Cedar Elm
The cedar elms have produced spectacular color this year. Just as they lose their leaves, the red oaks will start turning color. Autumn drags out gradually here in Austin, rather than exploding in one big bang of color.

by M Sinclair Stevens

One Response to post “Fall Color”

  1. From Pam Penick (Austin):

    Your picture of the capitol is striking, with the red leaves and reddish granite behind.