Fall in Southeast Texas

A walk around the neighborhood.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I live in Texas, and proudly so. Even though I’ve lived here most of my life, I do remember and miss the four seasons of my home state of Virginia, which technically is a commonwealth, but I digress…

In many parts of America, people have been enjoying cooler temperatures and the changing of the leaves from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. And while we’ve had a few days here of cooler weather, I’m still wearing my flip flops in the middle of November, and things don’t look particularly “fallish”. No matter;  I set out yesterday to look for signs of fall in my neighborhood.

The vast majority of the trees in the neighborhood are green, and will remain so year round,

but there are some trees that are beginning give way to their fall colors.

Besides, who’s to say that one must only enjoy the colors of fall if they happen to fall from a tree? Sure, I had to pay close attention, but there were fall colors all around:

The orange clay that made up the latest infestation of fire ant mounds...

The orange plastic bag which holds the yellow pages is quite striking against the green grass, don't you think?

Lots of beautiful bursts of yellow:

And my favorite color any time of year, red:

Okay, so maybe we don’t have bus loads of tourists heading our way to behold the beautiful fall color, but did I mention I’m still wearing flip flops? In November?

And there truly is beauty to be found if you just slow down long enough to notice it:

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