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California Color

November 15, 2011

I am on a mission to prove to the world that California does have pretty fall color. =) People often erroneously say that California doesn’t have changing seasons and doesn’t get any fall color. And while compared to other states it might not look like we do, we actually do get both. We just have really mild seasons. Which is what makes us such a desirable location =) You can definitely tell when fall is here, when winter (such as it is) is here, when spring arrives and when summer is back again. We just have such great weather that we do at times get warm, sunny days during “winter” – but that doesn’t mean it’s summer year round out here.

I actually really like fall in California because it lasts longer than 2 weeks ;P. I remember when I lived in Wisconsin it seemed like fall was the shortest season of all. And winter lasted foreverrrrrrr! But out here, we start getting fall color in early November and it lasts well into January (usually).

Here are a few shots from campus the other day. There are actually many prettier trees around town, and whenever I drive by them I make a mental note to come back and bring my camera. But that never happens. So here are a few of the trees that we have at work.

Near our back parking lot

These trees are just starting to change colors, but at the height of their color they are gorgeous!

This tree is trying to change colors =)

A few scattered leaves. So fun to crunch =)

More trees trying to change

This flowering tree always makes me smile when I walk by, it's so bright and cheery

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2011 9:17 am

    pretty! I love those trees with just a splash of color. 🙂

    • jenmarie33 permalink*
      November 15, 2011 9:24 am

      I need to go back and get more pics. The trees are changing so fast this year. Maybe because it got so cold so fast? idk…But the trees that only had a few splashes of color here and there have completely changed already!

  2. November 15, 2011 12:19 pm

    Autumn and sunshine are a wonderful combination. Love these photos- they really lift the spirit. Today we had a drab grey sky with just a hint of colour hanging on- sad.

    • November 18, 2011 9:21 am

      Glad you liked them. The trees have now almost completely changed – and there are several gorgeous trees in my neighborhood! They definitely brighten up the drive to work each day =)

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