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The leaves are falling fast around here, and it was the first cold snap we had on Long Island, last night was the first time it dropped below 32 degrees and there are some strong winds today

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Hope to get some more photos tomorrow, planning on taking one of the cars out for a Veterans Day  Food Drive.

By the way this is one of the best threads, 

 

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Closest thing to foliage I could find. Picture was taken at a undisclosed location, deep in the Nevada desert. I thought I heard a noise........I looked around.......no sign of Joe Pesci.....so with out fear and loathing, I pressed on for Vegas.:lol: 

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I'm not sure if this is quite what Victoria Lynn had in mind but this is what we are down to here.  Had to park the car outside while I helped a friend put on his snow tires in the shop - yup it's that time of year

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This mornings fall foliage.........the palm trees haven’t started turning yet...........

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2 minutes ago, edinmass said:

This mornings fall foliage.........the palm trees haven’t started turning yet...........

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I am sorry for the hard times that have fallen on you.:lol:

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1 minute ago, Xander Wildeisen said:

I am sorry for the hard times that have fallen on you.:lol:


 

I had 51 years of shoveling, plowing, and sanding. I don’t miss it. 👍

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9 hours ago, edinmass said:

This mornings fall foliage.........the palm trees haven’t started turning yet...........

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Maybe they will turn in a few more days.

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From a couple of days ago here in NW Alabama....

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Not many left on Long Island, but I found a few trees hanging on

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In northwestern Penna. the foliage has been white.

Though I moved from that part of the state, a friend

said they got 7 inches of snow this past Wednesday.

 

(Yes, friends, there are some of us who like winter.

Lake-effect snow means that they average 80 inches a year,

and driving in snow is routine.  However, on this hill,

one car wishes he had 4-wheel drive to get out of the ditch!)

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Foliage in my area had a very short peak, with about a quarter of trees not changing color much at all.  But as I worked on picking up all the fallen foliage in my yard, my Brill bus was actually a big help!

 

Earlier that day, I had dressed her up to commemorate her service stateside in the Korean War:

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Then got to work raking the lawn until after dark.  By bus headlights!

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As I sat in the driver’s seat to shut off all the lights, I couldn’t help thinking of Linus in the Charlie Brown Halloween special:  CHAAAAARGE!!!

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With snow predictions on Monday, decided to clean up leaves yesterday especially on the driveway to avoid getting caught up in the snow blower.

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With that completed we had what the weatherman predicted today.

The car Fall season is over.

Next....

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One more trip in the Shenandoah Valley near Harrisonburg, VA.

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Over the years, I've noticed how quickly the color in

the landscape changes.  A week prior to peak color,

one sees lots of green and not much yellow, orange, and red;

a week after peak color, one sees half the trees bare

and the color subdued.

 

So timing is everything.  But when peak color arrives

in the areas that get it, how spectacular it is!

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Saw this tree this afternoon and just caught the right light and time of day, they are falling fast here

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Peter, we should have a drag race!  But first I'd have to strip my car of all unnecessary weight, like lamps and top.  Also, Coker sells smooth, untreaded tires in 30 x 3-1/2 size.  Maybe we should mount them, at least on the rear wheels.  When the throngs of adoring spectators came to watch us race, we could tell them the tires were the last word in racing slicks!

 

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder

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Sounds like a fine idea.  When you're stripping all that extra weight off your car I have just the place to hang it. 

 

Before the drag race, we'll have to check rear sprockets.  I may have the hill-climbing sprocket, for our B.C. mountains.  If that's the case we'll have to add a hillclimb event to the day's activities.  Fair is fair.

 

The car isn't actually mine - I just take care of it for a friend.  Her grandfather bought it (used) in 1910.  Yesterday was such a mild dry day out here in British Columbia that I decided to take it out for a quick picture.

 

Peter

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It's not the best photo but I forgot it was a fall photo until I posted it for reference on another thread.  The wife and I out in my 57 Tbird and 56 Olds the year after I met her.  We were running the 56 Olds up for winter storage an hour away and stopped for this photo op and to make sure everything was going OK. 

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