Sacramento Trees Fall by the Hundreds
The Sacramento Department of Public Works says over 1,000 trees have fallen since the New Year Eve. William Land Park looks like it was bombed. Many of these trees have withstood storms and drought for over 80 years. But “climate change” in the form of drought followed by relentless rain and high winds proved to…
Drought and Wind Danger
An Italian Stone Pine tree in a Sacramento public park lost a large branch this week, falling directly on a walking path when no one was around. Climate change has accelerated tree death in California’s ” City of Trees.” The new normal is avoiding tree areas when it is windy.
Bending In the Wind
Another gusty day in Sacramento where I captured a neighbor’s Italian cypress trees, two houses down, bending in the wind as seen through a budding hackberry tree.
Poetry: The Deep Wound with backstory
The Deep Wound I’m going to a cabin Somewhere To write Haiku And drink coffee While removing the bullets From too many years of Losing myself In the unimportant. It will take years To heal the deep wound Of missing the first snowfall On the lone cedar. — The Backstory I grew up in…
World’s Smallest Tree…
A tree of some sorts keeps trying to grow under my fence. Each spring I cut it back to the ground. Yesterday, when most trees have lost their leaves, this mighty wonder of nature was bursting with color. Seeing is believing.
Sacramento Wet Fall Colors
Took these photos yesterday at the conclusion of 24 hours of rain in Sacramento. I have to remember to return to this old section of the city after the leaves are gone to get shots of bleakness.
Ginkgo Trees Win the Color Contest
Today in Sacramento with most of the red leaves on the ground, the color showcase goes to the brilliant yellow leaves of the ginkgo tree. California’s capital city is known as the “city of trees.” In the Land Park area where these photos were taken, sycamores are the most common tree, but unfortunately their leaves…
The Orange Torch
I call my neighbor’s tree “The Orange Torch” for obvious reasons. Took this shot yesterday morning. Most trees have yet to turn full color–they’re a mix of yellow and green.
Red Goes First…
Autumn colors are led by red this year with a neighbor’s tree, as shown, being the first with its brilliance. A few houses down a silk tree began to show its fiery tips. A major storm is coming in tonight, so no telling what brilliance will be on display tomorrow.