October 24, 2010

Past peak.

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22 comments:

El Pollo Real said...

Pasture Prime

Chip Ahoy said...

Yes, past its peak. It's been kind of dark around here too.

Wanna hear something otallytay upidstay? Okay.

So I do the whole ballot thing and carefully read all the deals and all the pros and cons. These things are getting easier to do. Then I get to the very end of the ballot and the last little thing is this:

Shall the voters for the City County of Denver adopt an Initiated Ordinance to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles, and fund such commission from grants, gifts and donations?

deborah said...

Mournful.

Penny said...

"Past peak."

All the more reason to focus on the evergreens.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Can't wait to see them covered in snow!

David said...

I identify--past my peak too.

Fred4Pres said...

It is hard to beat New England for fall color. They get just the right combination of crisp nights, sunny days, and the right tree species to just make things spectacular.

I have seen really great fall colors from Georgia to New Jersey, through out the midwest, California to BC. But they do not compare to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The next best is high altitude aspens in Colorado.

But in the end, winter is coming.

El Pollo Real said...

All the more reason to focus on the evergreens.

How decidedly anti-deciduous of you Penny. Supwithat?

edutcher said...

But still eye-catching, even on a cloudy day.

Fred4Pres said...

It is hard to beat New England for fall color. They get just the right combination of crisp nights, sunny days, and the right tree species to just make things spectacular.

I think it depends on the way the season changes. A quick cold snap, rather than a gradual drop, and OH or Eastern PA can be dazzling, but, without it, The Blonde's leaf ride each year isn't as good.

PS Interesting that our National Socialists avoided the WMD thread like the plague.

Penny said...

Chip, I've been voting for a LONG time now. Way back when I was about your age, I had the good fortune to become friends with a couple of older and wiser folks who taught me some "shorthand" at the polling booth.

The lesson learned?

Vote "NO" for all special interest questions on the ballot unless you fully understand that you will PERSONALLY PAY FOR IT.

Think of it as budgeting real dollars for the privilege of window shopping.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

"All the more reason to focus on the evergreens."

Yes, they get paramount placement in my back yard, along with the sugar maples.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Vote "NO" for all special interest questions on the ballot unless you fully understand that you will PERSONALLY PAY FOR IT.

Ah....but the politicians are tricky....

Sometimes no means yes and yes means no. You have to really read the propositions. Especially in California.

Past the Peak. Such a short window of fall beauty. Then again, soon will come the snow and ice and an entirely different beauty.

It would be boring, I think, to live in an area where there are not the 'seasons'. Hawaii is beautiful, but the sameness would be incredibly tiresome....eventually. ;-D

deborah said...

"Sometimes no means yes and yes means no. You have to really read the propositions."

So true, DBQ, and there ought to be a law against that.

Chip Ahoy said...

That's why I read the pros and cons, to see if they're trying to trick me again with their Reverso Land talk.

Penny said...

"How decidedly anti-deciduous of you Penny. Supwithat?"

Excellent question, El Pollo. And may I answer a question by asking another?

If you were a tree? Would you honestly PREFER to be naked when it's coldest outside?

Perhaps we should both consider bonsai?

Penny said...

"Ah....but the politicians are tricky....

Sometimes no means yes and yes means no. You have to really read the propositions."

Of course you are right, DBQ, but I did offer my advice as "shorthand" for all those folks out there who are too busy working and raising their families to follow politics as closely as some of us do.

Will some get hood-winked by tricky politicians for generally voting "NO". Sure! I stand by the odds though, and all in all, it is a far sight better option than ideological window shopping when your checking account has a zero balance.

El Pollo Real said...

Perhaps we should both consider bonsai?

Now I'm picturing this but with a single bough-bending silver ball all adangle.

MamaM said...

Thunderstorms rumbling through tonight, maybe the last until spring.

As to preferring to be without leaves, we have just survived an estate sale, orchestrated by my 89 year old mother, of the bulk of her worldly possessions. She has moved from her home into elder care. The ripple effect of this has caused us to drop our own leaves, with two truckloads of goods from our house to the dump and two to the resale store. With this change has come feelings of relief and freedom along with loss and sadness.

Are trees without leaves naked or are they preparing for the next stage in their life cycle?

Clyde said...

But now the days are short,
I'm in the autumn of the year,
And now I think of my life
As vintage wine from fine old kegs,
From the brim to the dregs,
And it poured sweet and clear,
It was a very good year

Chandrika said...

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garage mahal said...

Past peak aptly describes a certain quarterback. Cheddarheads know who I'm talking about.

AllenS said...

Fav ray?