Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall is coming...

On the calendar, fall is here, but in the southeastern U.S., we definitely have an long prolonged warm period into fall. After intense summer heat, the highs moderate, and the lows gradually drop, and finally, cooler air comes.

Tomorrow, the high is predicted to be only 72° F. That's warm, for northern folks, but cool for us for late September.

The Virginia creeper has already turned a lovely scarlet color -- maybe hastened by droughty conditions. This one is climbing up into the large Southern red oak near our house.

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus virginiana)

1 comment:

  1. The Virginia Creeper is stunning when it changes color -- it's everywhere here. One of the nicest displays is a tennis court fence that's covered with it on one side -- I'll try to get a photo. :) I like the way yours is winding its way up the tree.


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