leaves leaving

I hear that fall is only now starting up back in Virginia, and has probably been happily chugging along in New York for several weeks already. Fall in Iowa, however, has been kicking along since early September in a drawn-out, pigment-crazy affair. I’d put us right past the peak of leaf peeping season — some rain last week knocked off a lot, and we seem to have left the lovely red leaves for golden, inching-toward-brown ones. We don’t have any trees on our front lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the yard cover; we might have to invest in a rake after all. A reminder that “tree-lined street” will translate for several months into “leaf-strewn street.” And since I’ve been blathering about fall and pre-winter (which is, for some days, a better classification) since early September, here’s some photographic evidence to further tempt you trip-leaning visitors.


all yellow

halfway there

steps not ours

one of the neighborhood's best trees

what i want to jump in

the other best treeanother tree, going, going


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Martha on October 25, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Spectacular shots, Natalie!


  2. Posted by Abrah on October 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    To think two years ago I would be seeing this in Boston, and now I see one lonely brown leaf changing color outside my window. I think it’s just dying from the 100 degree heat. Again I ask, why does Los Angeles have only one season?


    • Posted by Bill on November 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

      Actually, there are two seasons (brown and green) that, like so much else in So Cal, oppose what’s happening in the rest of the country.


  3. I’m dying! When’s the nest update?! It’s been weeks!!! And i know for a fact you are doing fun things…


  4. Posted by Lucy on November 11, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Nathalie! its been probably years since we talked, but I had to see what you were up to. You make Iowa look amazing. I still have one year left at St Andrews, but getting a paying job is tricky and so discouraging. I like what you are doing though! Restaurant Critic in the making!!! have you checked out smittenkitchen???/ ever… super food blog. miss you and hope you are well!


    • Posted by iowasthinking on November 11, 2009 at 11:38 am

      I am obsessed the SK! It’s my go-to for foodie inspiration and dinner ideas. Everything Deb posts is divine.


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