|10/24/17 University Village|
We’re having the kind of October days I used to see only on TV when I was growing up – kids walking home from school in sweaters, crunching through leaves, the late-afternoon sun casting long shadows. Pure fiction! Reality was trick-or-treating with a raincoat over my costume, trying to keep my candy from getting soggy. And yet here it is only a few days before Halloween, and we have been treated to some rare days of warm (low 60s!) sunshine and blue skies.
Tuesday on the way home from class at Suzanne’s Montlake neighborhood studio, I took the long way home past the arboretum and across the University Bridge, where the trees are ridiculously brilliant with color. I pulled into University Village and walked around for a while enjoying all the many maples. I’m not sure if their leaves will ever get to red before they fall off (or maybe this variety doesn’t), but I don’t care – against that clear blue sky, yellow-orange is fine with me.
See below for a taste of the eye candy.