Thursday, September 23, 2010

Last Day of Summer/First Day of Autumn (Almost)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Hummingbirds, if they had any sense, will have evacuated central Minnesota by now. I haven't seen any at my feeder this week: and the ones I saw before that seemed to be pulling their heads down between their shoulders. Or where their shoulders would be. I'm keeping my 'eye on the street' webcam going, though: There's still a bit to see at Ash and South 9th.

Whatever's being built at Fairlane Drive and South 12th is taking shape. There are a few posts above ground level now. September 22, 2010.

Same place, different angle. September 22, 2010.

Today - tonight, actually - is the autumn equinox, so summer is more-or-less officially over and autumn begun. Some of the trees around town jumped the gun and started turning early.

Let's not call that "overcast." It's a day with indirect lighting. September 22, 2010.

South Ash Street: This tree puts on a pretty good show, most years. I caught it just past peak, I think. September 22, 2010.

Closer to downtown: An early adapter, I suppose you could call that yellow tree. September 22, 2010.

There are a few autumnal trees near the end of Sinclair Lewis Avenue: but mostly I was getting a picture of the clouds. September 22, 2010.

Back on South Ash. September 22, 2010.

I went out this afternoon to get a few photos - and get a look at the sky. We'd been promised heavy rain: which seems to be going well to our south. Can't say that I'm disappointed.

Fairlane Drive, looking toward the Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union building. Around mid-afternoon, it looked like we really would get rain. Turned out to be a no-show, though. September 22, 2010.

I've been a big distracted this week - since really early Friday morning, actually, when a pipe burst in the laundry room. Things could have been a lot worse. I've been writing about what's been happening in my personal blog.


  1. Word is that new construction near Coborn's is going to be an O'Reilly Auto Parts store.

    Great autumn tree pictures!

  2. sabrinabeans,

    Thanks for the word about O'Reilly Auto Parts - It should be a good location for them.

    And, thanks much for the good words about the pictures. It's one of the prime seasons for photos around here.


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