San Diego Autumn

October 11, 2008 @ 1:43 pm | Filed under: Nature Study, Photos, Southern California

My blogroll is bursting lately with beautiful autumn posts and pictures. After so many years on the East Coast, I’m still not used to fall here in Southern California.

Around here, autumn is blue and green

and hot pink

and candy-apple red

and sunny gold.

It’s definitely fall, though: nippy mornings, Santa-Ana-hot afternoons, fruits ripening on the neighbors’ trees.

The bees here are pink and white this time of year, did you know that?

This one could be a New England forest floor carpeted with pine needles

but really it’s a close-up of a palm tree’s trunk.

Ah, here’s an honest-to-goodness autumn color shot:

This one seems more like spring-comes-to-the-woods than suburban-yard-in-October.

But these are San Diego’s true colors:

We took these photos on a walk around the block earlier this week.

It wore some of us out.

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  1. How beautiful! It’s that way here too – the autumn flowers are so much brighter and richer than the spring flowers even. And no sign of bright leaves until Thanksgiving. It’s delightful in its own way. Your sunny gold is particularly pretty. 🙂

  2. Oh, that makes me miss San Diego. I’m so curious what part you’re in. I grew up in Chula Vista, stayed in CA for college and then fell in love and let my husband take me to Pittsburgh, and now Connecticut… what was I thinking? Just kidding. I’ll follow him anywhere.

  3. There’s that napping child again. How do you DO it? LOL.

  4. ROFL, Jeanne–I included that shot just for you. 🙂

  5. Now I’m missing Autumn in San Diego too! Enjoy a walk on the beach and a carne asada burrito for me.

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