Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style (#2)

Cooler temperatures haven't put a damper on blooming things around here. (I just love the way Southern California thumbs her nose at convention and wears spring clothes all year round.)

11 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

When most of us view the leftovers of Spring and Summer (and in our case here in Austin) as leftovers from the torrid heat that destroys any vestige of the Spring beauties, it is good to know that they still prevail in your neck of the woods. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy the pink crepe myrtle although The Great Pumpkin waits in the wings.

Yakpate said...

And THIS is why I still resist my family's 10-year campaign to persuade me to return "home" to the south!

Although I DO love the glory of fiery leaves against a purple-blue Autumn sky, I can't bear what I call the mud season... mid-January to mid-April, when snow melts, rain falls nearly every day, and all you can see are bare branches and mud!

I'll take our California palms and the crepe myrtle!

LSaeta said...

Another great photo of the the beautiful trees in South Pas! And I owe you another huge thank you as my painting (that you provided an amazing photo for inspiration) was juried in to the California Art Club show! I couldn't have done it without you!

Laurie said...

I'm fairly certain this is not a crepe myrtle but a Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid tree. They bloom later, grow taller and the blooms look a lot like orchids. You see them start blooming in late September.

Yakpate said...

CONGRATS, LSaeta! May we have a link to your work?Our Ms. LA inspires on many levels.

Laurie said...

Yak, Leslie's link is included in the links list here (down the page on the right) under Painting is my Passion -- Leslie Saeta's painting blog. Also, I mentioned it in comments a few days ago and included the link to other paintings she has done based on my photos. (I think those links are in the Art in the Streets post comments.)

BTW, congrats, Leslie!

Judy Williams said...

Of course I immediately notice that boxy Ford Crown Victoria. HA!

We are having a 2nd spring now that it is raining and the temps have cooled. My impatiens are going wild. I keep thinking "Is this really Texas? It feels like California."

altadenahiker said...

Laurie's right on the ID, or floss silk.

Mister Earl said...

Congrats, Leslie. Of all the paintings at the show, yours seemed to jump out. The flowers on the tree are almost 3-D. There was a blonde lady at the table that I was hoping was you, but it was someone named Lisa who looks a lot like your photo.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! See ya next post...

Jilly said...

Oh, my, what a tree! If it's an orchid tree, each flower would be just beautiful - as is the whole tree.