Fall update

(Nov 22 2:44 p.m.)
What was left of the leaves in November at Deering Oaks, compared to the many colors of October. (Nov 22 2:44 p.m.)

At this point, the trees are practically bare (not counting the white stuff).  But leading up to Thanksgiving (U.S.), there were still some reds on the trees.

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Purplish shadows in the parking lot. (Nov 22 2:20 p.m.)

The snow that appeared November 21 cleared enough by the next day; as you can see in the above pictures, it’s hard to tell that it snowed at all.

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Smoke in the center. (Nov 22 2:26 p.m.)

It was still cold enough that the large quartz heaters were set up outside the Tiqa Café.  Not only that, but the people there were burning something.  (I could smell it, and see a thin layer of smoke coming up in the center of the ‘seating area.’)

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(Nov 22 2:28 p.m.)

The fountain’s been shut off.

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(Nov 22 2:29 p.m.)

But the ducks and geese were still around.  (A few people out of frame were feeding them.)

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(Nov 22 2:33 p.m.)

Someone left a pile of apples by a tree.

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(Nov 22 2:36 p.m.)

The squirrels were out, looking for food.

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My mother tossed some peanuts… (Nov 22 2:41 p.m.)

…We still have so many acorns along the driveway.

(Nov 22 2:32 p.m.)
Find the squirrel… (Nov 22 2:32 p.m.)

Beyond the grass, I still saw some plants with greens…

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(Dec 3 3:22 p.m.)

…in the controlled environments the city of Portland has to offer.

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Brown ends. (Nov 22 5:24 p.m.)

They still have several floor plants in the lobby at USM Portland, library building.  The plants outside, however…

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Zero flowers. (Dec 4 4:29 p.m.)

…yeah.

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Shoveling time.  (Dec 5 3:30 p.m.)

And then it dumped again, this Monday.  Some more snow’s expected Wednesday.  Temperatures in the 20s° F this week… until the weekend, when they drop below 20.

At least I snapped a few photos of the lights across the city before the city turned white.

(Dec 3 4:55 p.m.)
(Dec 3 4:55 p.m.)
(Dec 3 4:54 p.m.)
Barron Center. (Dec 3 4:54 p.m.)

Well, that’s it for now.  Unless you want to see more pictures of snow, ’cause the landscape’s still a bit white right now…

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