One day this week we had sunshine. It was a day to celebrate! The sun felt so good! It almost blinded me, I had to run for my sunglasses.
Chance and I captured the Tamaracks (Larix laricina) or Larch as they changed color. Tamaracks are coniferous and deciduous. Their needle like leaves turn a golden yellow in the Fall and drop to the ground. They will appear naked and dead all winter long. In the spring the buds will pop and form greenish blue needle like leaves.
My other baby brother says “When the Tamaracks lose their needles we have two weeks till it snows.” We will see.
I finished the rest of the leaf mulching yesterday. I have a few areas yet to rake, if they get done fine, if not it will wait until spring. The yard looks good, the leaves are pretty much gone from the trees. The crazy wind on Friday our sunshiny day blew most of them down.
Far Guy felt good enough to take us all for a ride yesterday. No sun, only clouds.
After the Tamaracks are done we will just have brown, grey and then white to celebrate.
So I will embrace the golden while it lasts:)