Wet Saturday

We had an inch or more of rain in the city on 10-11-2015 3-52-17 PMSaturday, and with the dry summer months behind us* gardeners can now certainly curtail the watering of their lawns and other greenery.  The leaves are coming down from my neighbor’s big maple tree and I sweep them up every weekend.   That way I have enough room in the yard waste bin every week – and I don’t have to go out and buy 25 giant yard waste paper bags, the way I had to one year when I waited until Thanksgiving !

*Yes, it rains a lot less in summer in Seattle.  Check out the little graphic : only 0.7 and 0.9 inches on average for all of July and August.

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A little leaf I found with spectacular yellows, oranges and reds. The colors are actually always there but the green chlorophyll layers in the leaves degrade in fall and become transparent, revealing the carotenoid pigments in the leaf.

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