October 18, 2009

Looking down on the fall foliage: 3 views.

From the hotel in Washington, D.C.:

DSC04636

From the airplane flying into Detroit:

DSC04670

Back in Wisconsin, from a lookout tower in Blue Mounds State Park:

DSC_0130

31 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

Nice reminder- I have to take some pics too. Leaves dropping early here.

Go Phils!

Ron said...

I see downtown Detroit's post-bailout first growth trees are in...

Photog714 said...

Looks like the Washington Circle Hotel. How about a quick review?

Ann Althouse said...

Yes, it was the Washington Circle Hotel, chosen by the GW Law School people, not me.

Do I do hotel reviews? Let's see. I like luxury hotels, so I have really high standards. And I hate kitchens in the room, so I didn't like that, but maybe you do. It was an okay hotel. The room was cramped. The bathroom was very small.

The people who work there are great. The man at the front desk did an excellent job, and the people in housekeeping were great too -- helping us with a lost item.

chickenlittle said...

Getting wood, leave’s stems deprive them of chlorophyll, leaving them yellow; later, gaining sweetness, the leaves blush bright red.

ricpic said...

Red orange yellow ochre and brown the leaves burn dear:
Cherished last hurrah: a bank against the coming drear.

knox said...

Out-of-town all weekend. Just read this comment from Meade: Especially now that the boy has been downgraded to the Boy in the Barf Bucket.

LOL. But I'm not sure that's a downgrade. That might just get them their reality show... sort of a merging of the "Train-Wreck Family" genre and the "Disgusting Health Issues" genre.

PS chickenlittle nice avatar.

MadisonMan said...

My own street is at peak color -- it has leaves that usually go early and then you have bare trees.

I just realized today those damnable asian lady beetles are nowhere to be seen. It is my earnest wish that the early cold killed them.

Ralph L said...

I went to a very long wedding Saturday night at St Matthews RC Cathedral in DC, where JFK's funeral was held. It has a beautiful, almost Byzantine interior, not that I'd ever go over to the scarlet woman. Unfortunately the interior of the dome isn't lit at night.

The bride was a lawyer, who I was told got both a law degree and a master's from Rutgers in 2.5 years and made her own wedding dress.

I saw a blond floosie at the reception with barely covered breasts that looked like 2/3rds of a football. They were perfectly parallel with the ground, too.

Driving home today I saw 9 State Troopers on I-95 between Alexandria and Petersburg. The Commonwealth is hurting for money.

traditionalguy said...

Flash: Matt Ryan beats Jake Cutler. Don't tell C-4 that a Jewish owned team beat ChiTown's Bears.

edutcher said...

We drove out to Sharon PA this week; I think our leaf ride was better than Ann's and the leaves should really turn this week.

With luck, if the Blonde is willing, we'll go when the sky is blue and the leaves have fully run riot.

WV "henprosi" That which is not hen poesy.

chickenlittle said...

Oh thanks for noticing knox. I'm just trying on Halloween costumes.

Gretchen said...

West Tower view? I was there with my four kids this afternoon, but we hiked a loop to the East Tower view. Just gorgeous there today!

chickenlittle said...

I note that seasonal senescence is more advanced in Michigan; it must be sweeter there.

wv: acessli
If you know any Swiss German, that's a hilarious word for numbered account holders.

peter hoh said...

Spent the weekend near Phillips, WI. The leaves were a bit past peak, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the scenery and the setting.

rhhardin said...

Soybeans turn the color of dead vegetation, after showing a little yellow back in the beginning of September.

Pogo said...

At my nephew's funeral a few weeks ago, the priest said it was the fourth funeral he'd done that week on someone under 21. Drugs are evil (novel thoughts do not arise when pondering death).

Yesterday was beautiful; or at least, yesterday was the first day I could see beauty in anything. I was cleaning up our river site. Just 60 out, and the air was almost still. Tied up the kayaks, put away the chairs, and covered the grill.

It was like promising there would be a tomorrow.

Fred4Pres said...

Even though technically it is a spring thing, fall leaves make me want maple syrup.

Pogo said...

"Looking down on the fall foliage: 3 views."

Condescension towards woody perennials and shrubbery merely because the earth has tilted away from the sun is just blaming the victim.

MadisonMan said...

To be precise (and who doesn't like precision?), only the North Hemisphere has tilted away. Don't be biased against the southern Hemisphere!

I'm very sorry about your nephew.

Pogo said...

Thanks.

An apologies for the NorthAmericocentrism.

AJ Lynch said...

Pogo, that is sad to hear. My condolences to you and your family.

MadisonMan said...

Professor, I appreciate that only the skies in the Wisconsin shot are blue !

chickenlittle said...

Looking down on the fall foliage: 3 views.

She's on the top of the world lookin' down on creation,
And the only explanation...

wv: newak
(even sounds authentic)

Pogo said...

The Carpenters; a guilty pleasure.



VW: wrogn
Well, that's just wrong.

Beth said...

Pogo, that's a damned shame. I'm sorry.

AllenS said...

I just returned from getting a haircut. Michelle, the girl who cuts my hair, is really cute. Each one of her breasts is the size of my head. As she's cutting my hair, I look into the mirror and watch the movement.

Pogo said...

Thanks AJ and Beth. Too many funerals this year.

I need to see a wedding or some babies.

From Inwood said...

Prof A

Pogo

Sorry for your loss. Always sad to see death in those younger than us'n.

Prof A

Sent your fantastic Wisc photo to my daughter, PhD from U. Wisc, who's now teaching in the South.

She misses things like that, which Pogo would, I guess, call NorthAmericocentrism.

Actually, of course, she misses the Wisc Autumn but not the Winter.

Ann Althouse said...

@Pogo I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew. I lost a niece that age many years ago, and it is still terribly painful.

Pogo said...

Thanks, Ann; that means a lot.

I have never heard the sounds that came out of anyone before like arose from my sister, a horrible animal wail: He was my baby......

I have never been more useless. I gave a eulogy for a young man I hardly knew, because those who did know could not. She found some solace in that, thank God.