We had those beautiful blue sky days a little while, but now a cold front has set in with gray skies and yesterday…snow flurries! Just some white sprinkles in the air, nothing to lay on the ground but still it made me think about pulling out the Christmas music! 😉
Believe it or not our cottonwoods are at about the same stage as yours. So love the cottonwoods and the riparian areas they inhabit. Love the contrast between the bright blue sky and the yellow of the trees.
Interesting that the cottonwoods are turning at about the same time. There is a very thick area of them not far from here where for some reason they are all still green. Our blue skies are gone for a few days but they should be back. I hope we have many more clear days before winter sets in.
My prairie stay was in a place just south of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, and along the Cottonwood river. The trees there are beginning to turn, and there are a few that are nearly as vibrant as these. Interesting that anniespickns mentioned her cottonwoods also are glowing. They’re a beautiful tree, and maybe one of my favorite “fall yellows”. With the right light – as you’ve captured here – they fairly glow.
Their size is a big plus too, especially where they are in a group. In some of the towns here people planted Norway Maples many years ago and they have done very well in our climate. The streets that are lined with them are a real delight to see too.
English-speaking Americans are often surprised if they learn that the Spanish name for the cottonwood tree is alamo. The ones in Austin don’t seem to turn such a pretty color, so I’ll just have to remember the alamo in your photograph.