Gone with the wind?

Cue the Tom Waits. I think we're headed for "Last Leaf On the Tree" time.

Cue the Tom Waits. I think we’re headed for “Last Leaf On the Tree” time.

This is what our maple tree looked like before the wind started shrieking like an anti-Semite addressing the press at one of Der Trumpenführer’s Nuremberg rallies.

I’ll be curious to see what it looks like once the sun rises.

The tree, not a Trumpenführer rally.


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9 Responses to “Gone with the wind?”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    We had thunderstorms last night. Wind, rain and hail. I wore shorts again today in protest of partly cloudy and 75 for a high temp. I think you’re right; we are heading for whatever counts for fall down here in SE AZ. By the way, this October was the warmest on record for Tucson. Average high temp for last month in Tucson was 92!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Temps in the 60s today here, with wind on and off. Right now it’s on, blasting juniper boogers hither and thither.

      Tomorrow is supposed to feel very much like November, with a high in the 50s and a chance of some long-overdue precip.

      Our October was the second warmest on record — 63.1°, or 5.6° above average. And 0.28 inch less precip’ than normal, too. But that there climate change is a Comm’nistical conspiracy by the pointy-heads to steal all our guns.

  2. Carl Duellman Says:

    he was here again yesterday evening. third time he’s been here. i hope he’s not house hunting.

    it’s been so dry here. no rain for over a month. what few trees we have that change color are just jumping straight to the leaf dropping portion of there autumnal exercise. lots of acorns too.

  3. JD Dallager Says:

    PO’G: You may be a budding challenger to John Fielder with your outdoor photo talents.

    Forecast here in the Bibleburg area looks dry and warm atleast thru mid-November. Gotta get outside on the MTB while the opportunities present themselves.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Aw, naw, JD, I just take the snapshots. John-Boy does hisselfs the real deal. But thank you nonetheless.

      Stuff keeps getting in the way of my getting out the door lately. I may have to write this week off as a loss. But the weather should get nice again starting Sunday, so if I can beat a couple deadlines between now and then maybe I can get a couple relaxing rides in before Election Day.

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Even if it started snowing tomorrow (which is NOT in the forecast) I’d say this fall has been one of the nicest since we’ve been in Iowa. Normally it’s just a couple of weeks between hotter’n hell and freezin’ your a__ off, but this has been nice. I’ve been using the ‘cross bike to explore some unpaved roads – a bit soft in the gravel spots for 35 mm tires but a nice change-of-pace before I yank the ‘cross wheels and slap on the road wheels (and fenders) for winter.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Nice post Larry. Everything old is new again, huh? Who knew you owned a “gravel grinder?”

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Nice post indeed. Can you fit a 38 in that rear triangle, Larry? The Continental SpeedRide is a pretty nice tire, with good flotation in the loose stuff. I’ve always been a big fan of the Michelin Jet, too, a 30/32 that easily fits any ’cross bike and a lot of road bikes.

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