Hoping for autumn

2005 October 16
by David J. Ringer

DALLAS, TEXAS

cedar-ridge

Leaves are changing and falling on the hill behind the house. The cynic in me wonders whether this is really fall or whether the trees are driven into dormancy by drought.

The hill belongs to Cedar Ridge Preserve, which I haven’t yet visited. I just discovered that a bird list for the preserve is under development this year. It would be fun to contribute to that. I’ll have to get in and explore before long.

Temperatures are well above normal so far, though the mornings are pleasant.

I wonder when White-throated Sparrows will arrive.

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2 Responses
  1. Courtney permalink
    October 17, 2005

    How can you look at that beauty every day and question the validity of a Texas fall?

    I think you need to expand your definition of the season.

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