Wednesday, October 29, 2008

West Coast Fall

And my sister, living on the West Coast, wrote: 
Aren't we having just the most beautiful weather here on the West Coast! The trees are just fantastically beautiful as they slowly drop their leaves. On a walk a week or so ago, we were on a trail in the trees when we saw some trees, standing along the river, lit up by the sun. They were gleaming like gold! What a sight! We've had no wind, some freezing nights and warm, sunny days. Makes for a beautiful show! Our native deciduous trees are mainly many different colours of yellow--from greenish yellow to brownish yellow. But many of the boulevard trees planted by the municipalities turn red in the Fall. I think in the past people tended to plant evergreens but the last several years we're seeing more and more deciduous trees. Today Bill and I spent quite a bit of time in the garden trimming shrubs, cutting down perennials, pruning roses, raking leaves. A lovely day. 
 As we, in Ottawa, look forward to getting up early to dig ourselves out.

4 comments:

YFNWG said...

But...Here's Vancouver's forecast for the rest of the week:
Today
Day: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches early this morning. High 13.
Night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 7.

Thursday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Rain beginning late in the day. Fog patches in the morning. High 12.

Friday
Rain. Low 11. High 13.

Saturday
Rain. Low 11. High 13.

Sunday
Rain. Low 9. High 11.

George van Popta said...

Take that, Vancouver. I guess a bit of snow isn't so bad, eh?

Kevin and Amy said...

Ouch!

George van Popta said...

... just trying to convince myself ....