Sunday, October 08, 2006

Heading for the 'burgh

When I lived farther inland, a former neighbor who hailed from upstate New York planted a liquid amber tree in his backyard. It was his way of bringing a bit of east coast fall to our very west coast neighborhood. Now that we've moved even farther west, fall colors are even less evident. Yeah, the sun shadows the lawn a bit differently, and my white birch trees are dropping their leaves, but frankly, I kayaked today, so it might as well be summer.

In a couple of weeks, though, we'll be heading east to visit family in Northwestern Pennsylvania (north of Pitt). I hope the leaves wait for us! If you live in that area, look for our little family of five, eyes all agog at the blindingly brilliant displays of orange and red and yellow. Though I love the beach (you knew that already, didn't you?), I admit that this coastal girl is giddy at the prospect of viewing another fall in the east.

Just wish I could bring my kayak :)

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9 comments:

Geekwif said...

I hope the colors wait for you! Up here in Minnesota the colors are at their prime this weekend. We went for a drive yesterday and it was absolutely beautiful. PA is quite a bit south though, so I bet you'll be there at just the right time!

Malissa said...

I hope you get to enjoy them too! I would so miss the leaves changing if I didn't live here!

Karmyn R said...

I've never been to the East Coast to see the colors - I would like to, but I will enjoy them here in the Pacific NW - we get just enough color among all the Evergreens to be beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

What about northern Cal? I'm sure up in the mountains around San Francisco and above Redding... there must be alot of leaf turning there.

You wouldn't have to go so far.

Julie said...

I hope the colors wait for you too. Then I hope you share photos of them with us that cannot go and enjoy them.

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Polly said...

The colors should still be great while you're visiting the East coast. I live at the Beach, but head out to the Western part of Virginia to see colors. I also love to get away to Bar Harbor, Maine and The White Mountains of New Hampshire. They look like beautiful post cards in the Fall.

Julie Carobini said...

Thanks for all the encouragement, gals! Yeah, Pamela, I could go north--I love the redwoods--but there's just something about the East. And Polly, Bar Harbor sounds fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I lived in the Bay area for 11 years, so I know what you mean about the lack of seasons! I just commented at another blog that it's like you wake up one day, and all the leaves decided to fall at once... leaving the trees surprised and naked. :O) Great post, I hope you enjoy your trip, even if it is kayak-less.
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Trish Ryan said...

I was just up in Maine and saw the first red leaves - so gorgeous! It's God's way of easing us into winter :)