There be cool breezes floating through the air at night and the cottonwoods are showing it. Among the green leaves there are blotches of yellow. The cottonwood lines the sand creeks as they wind their way across the high plains.
surrounded by emerald are smidges of gold. The cottonwood is a cousin to its more famous aspen and birch trees. Like its cousins the cottonwood will glow in the sun come fall time. Right now the cold air has faked out a few leaves. Many of the yellow ones have turned brown and are falling off.
Small groves are glimmering gold in the sun and in sharp contrast to the deep green of the leaves that put a blanket on at night. The sand creeks drain ridges at about 7500 feet elevation and the cold air rolls down the ridges of the creeks tickling the tender leaves of summer. These trees are at about 5500 feet elevation so theair is cooler then the lower elevations.
A crisp blue sky outlines the prairie as it gets ready to go dormant for the winter. The fall flowers are in their glory and if the first freeze holds off the creeks will be adorned with a yellow ribbon snaking across the prairie.
Soon the trees will be in their full glory for fall. A clear crisp sky stands guard overhead.
Another sign of fall is the harvest of feed crops, now lots of them go to bird seed. In great big gulps these monsters swoop across the fields gathering up the crop.
Now that WLS is hooked up with FB they are having problems like FB did and also MySpace. Hackers and virus’s galore. Too bad the WLS people had to get so greedy, then that’s where greed leads a person….. down hill. There are people still having problems with their space, even a hi-jacked space, language changes… it is almost comical.
We’ve cooled off nicely, low 90’s and high 80’s with overnight lows of 40’s…. oh has it been great sleeping weather.
Burn a couple on Labor Day and have a great one.