Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

22 November 2011

Riding Off Into A Sunset Of Foliage

November is a strange and interesting month, especially this year.  It may have to do with the fact that we had a warm, wet fall before our late-October snowstorm, which seems to be the reason why the foliage (Can you call it that in Brooklyn or Queens?) has changed colors later in the season than it has in previous years.  And, while the red and gold trees may not be as striking here as they are in, say, Vermont or the Adirondacks, the city's buildings can provide a nice backdrop to the leaves of sunset.




I took that photo just before starting to ride with Lakythia and Mildred to the Canarsie Pier and the South Shore of Brooklyn.




Off into the "sunset" we rode!

2 comments:

  1. Wow. There are still leaves on the trees out there? Amazing! I don't remember foliage sticking around that long in Connecticut when I lived there.

    Here in Portland, the leaves linger until December. I think it's mostly because the majority of the street trees are from the East, and they're not used to the milder climate out here with lack of frost and/or cold snap to tell the trees, "Start dropping the leaves now."

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  2. Adventure!--According to some experts, the fact that we've had a wetter and warmer fall (the October snowstorm notwithstanding) accounts for the late foliage. I guess it threw off the trees' rhythms, just as being transplanted to another part of the country would.

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