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Turning [Oct. 3rd, 2006|09:00 pm]
Beemer
Many thanks to you all for the well-wishes and kind words.

As I said, I won't be out there for the memorial service, but I am heading to Connecticut next week (Mon-Weds) to be with family. My plane leaves at 5:30 in the morning and I have a 3-hour layover in St. Louis. Ghuh!

The trees are turning. This evening when I left work it was one of my favorite nature views: direct sunlight on yellow leaves against a deep, dark, blue-purple-gray sky. I wanted to take a picture, but had left my camera at home.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-10-04 03:17 am (UTC)
This is one of my favorite views, too! I am forever at a loss of how to describe the yellow cottonwood against the various different tones of sky.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-10-04 03:22 am (UTC)
I live in a land where most all the trees usually turn yellow; redbuds and Japanese maples are two exceptions - they turn red.

Oddly, i've mostly not had views of them against interesting skies. This year, once they're turning, i shall pay special attention.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-10-04 03:39 am (UTC)
Interesting skies are much more common out here than back East. It's one of the things I never realized I missed until I moved back to Colorado.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-10-04 01:21 pm (UTC)
That's, honestly, dependent on your definition of "interesting". We've had huge t-storms for the past several days, which I think are incredibly interesting. And a month ago or so, we had one of those perfectly divided skies, where there was a gorgeous sunset on one side of the sky and the greenish-black of an impending storm on the other.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-10-04 02:17 pm (UTC)
You don't live Back East, you live Up North. I've read enough about weather in people's LJs to conclude that Up North gets interesting stuff in the sky, too. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-10-04 02:38 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. I still harbour fantasies that I don't live in the midwest.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-10-04 04:04 pm (UTC)
You have a point in all this, especially since the Richmond-Philly corridor is basically in the doldrums. I remember the sky in Boston being more interesting than here in DC.

We do get really wonderful skies when a tropical system passes through the mountains, or off the coast. Other than that, interesting mosty isn't here, at least as skies go.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-10-04 03:37 am (UTC)
I did a painting of this kind of scene (working from a photo) in high school. It actually turned out pretty well, but I didn't have the sense to leave out the little building in the corner that I couldn't paint nearly as well as the rest of it...
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-10-04 03:23 am (UTC)
Godspeed in your travels, and long layovers are totally teh suck.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-10-04 01:22 pm (UTC)
I truly hate early morning flights. Plus, you're like me, and have a reasonable drive just to get to the airport, so you have to leave well before the crack of ugh.

Fly safely.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-10-04 02:18 pm (UTC)
I can take the bus to the airport, so I have to get up at the crack of ugh, but I don't have to be conscious, which muchly mitigates the ughness of it all.
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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2006-10-04 03:35 pm (UTC)
Good travels!

I must say, and have been meaning to blog about it, but, this has been an exceptionally lovely fall, lasting longer than usual, which also means a wider range of colors. I am stunned by the numbers of normal streetscapes I travel which have been transformed into postcards. The colors are sometimes so painfully vibrant that I can only stand there in wide-eyed incredulity.
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