Autumn in Houston Texas was glorious this year. The trees put on a show of color that I haven’t seen since I visited New Hampshire… well maybe I’m exaggerating just a bit. A combination of drought, September rains and an unseasonably cool weather, maybe the reason. Nevertheless, Saturday’s weather was perfect for driving around the neighborhood to capture the final days of Autumn. Winter Solstice began yesterday in Houston, but you wouldn’t know it by looking outside. Bradford Pears, Red Oaks, and American Sweetgum (Liquidamber) trees were in full dress. I even found a Chinese Pistache in a nearby grocery store parking lot. Enjoy this last gasp of fall for Christmas.
This is a follow-up to my Macro Monday post of Fall Color.
Bradford Pear Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
Shumard Red Oak: Quercus shumardii
Chinese Pistache: Pistacia chinensis
American Sweetgum or Liquidambar: Liquidambar styraciflua
Even a young Water Oak, Quercus nigra joined dressed for the occasion.