Tuesday, October 25, 2005
We Won't See Much More of This for a Few Months
This is the tree in our side yard last Sunday at about noon. The leaves were just starting to turn. Now, with a northeast storm and the remains of a hurricane converging off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula, we've had just about enough wind and rain to strip many of these leaves away. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think we'll see much fall foliage on this one this year.
In the spring, this tree will put out a multitude of purple buds along its branches for the space of a week or so. It is briefly glorious.
I have no idea what this tree is called in polite society. We call it the purple tree and we are rather fond of it.