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This week, the WordPress weekly photo challenge is all about Changing Seasons, something we view a little differently here in San Diego, California. We do get some frost inland, but no snow unless you start driving up the mountains (less than an hour drive).
The fall foliage is also sporadic but you can find some nice fall colors if you look around, like this American sweetgum. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.
There’s a type of tree around here that displays beautiful yellow leaves in the fall. I don’t know what tree it is, but the dense yellow canopies are easy to spot. This tree is just starting to turn yellow.
Here is a recent photo of a sumac tree, which features yellow, orange and red leaves in the fall, as well as red seeds.
There are a lot of Sycamore trees in the San Diego area and their large leaves turn mostly brown in the fall, especially when the drought has lasted as long as it has.
Finally, in a few weeks many trees will be bare, and if the fog continues to show up every morning as it these past couple of weeks, the view outside of my window in the morning will look like this photo below, the most wintry scene you can spot in San Diego!
Even though I would love to experience that blue sky right about now, that fog shot is gorgeous. 🙂
Thank you! Although I love waking up to the warming sun rays, I enjoy foggy mornings where you can barely see the skeletons of the bare trees. It’s the only “real” sign of winter here and it tells you nature is resting.
The fog photo is beautiful, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a sweetgum before, I’ll have to look that one up.
I’m pretty sure sweetgum trees can’t compete with maple trees, but they probably offer one of the most colorful fall foliage here in San Diego, so I can’t complain!
beautiful shots, gorgeous colors
Thank you. I love the colors of fall.
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