The trees began to sing

As you probably know by now, I live in Lubbock, Texas, on the great High Plains. And of course, the Plains being the plains, it’s flat out here. It’s also a higher elevation than you’d think – Lubbock’s official elevation is 3,202 feet above sea level.

So this is a weird fact: I descended about 2,000 feet to get to the Ozark Mountains.

We were about two weeks ahead of the leaves’ changing, but a rouge tree or two was getting a jump on the color, hinting at what was to come.

in the Ozark Mountains
near Cass, Arkansas
photographed 10.7.2018

Posted on October 13, 2018, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Great shot! But in black and white, I can’t reallt detect any leaves changing color.

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    • That’s a good point. I shoot with a monochrome camera, and this is a good example of why that’s sometimes not as successful as it ought to have been. There were spotty points of yellow, but you’ll have to trust me on that…!

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  2. I was in the same exact spot last June. The birds were singing quite a symphony and it was all so green!

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  3. Finally, something that looks more like East Tennessee. I’m worried about you.

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    • Thank you for your concern. I’m home again, and have recovered from all the leafiness.

      True story: we drove from Little Rock to Eureka Springs, through a national forest. Every single time that I said, “That’s pretty.” was when I was looking at a clearing or a meadow. All those trees were blocking the really good scenery. Apparently.

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  4. OMG!
    What a scenery!
    I loved that! That sky, amazing and darkness! 🙂

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