Taste of winter, taste of fall

2005 December 7
by David J. Ringer

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Sleet and freezing rain sent us home from the office about lunch time. It’s currently 27 degrees with a windchill of 16, and it’s headed downward from here. Yes!

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Bright-burning leaves.

The Bradford pear outside my apartment window is radiant, but I fear this weather will finish off the brilliant pennants one by one. A jay hopped among the branches, startlingly blue.

It’s sleeting harder now. I hear the soft sound of ice against the leaves. Then, movement. A cardinal! A flash of blue. And three Yellow-rumped Warblers.

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One Response
  1. Dani permalink
    December 8, 2005

    Wow, that tree is absolutely beautiful.
    No leaves left on the trees up here, anymore..

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