Going all out?
My side does look great, although I seem to be thinning a bit. Are you thinning?
Nope. Leaves intact. And still green.
I hear leaf colors are going to be duller this year because of the drought. The science guys clearly have not visited our side of Naperville.
Ah, me. That sky. That light, diminishing though it may be.
Your optimism never ceases to amaze me.
I am rather spectacular that way.
Which may be why we make for a pretty great tree.
We do. Though we could definitely use a drink.
Rain's in the forecast.
Where'd you hear that?
Carpool line radio.
Anything else going on that I should know about?
Presidential debate tonight. POTUS, the other guy, and Jim Lehrer, talking domestic policy.
Mandatory tree-watering comes to mind.
Where's the debate?
Aspen trees. So quivery and full of themselves.
And definitely yellow.
Red/orange/crimson is so much prettier.
Definitely looks good on you.
(This is the second 2012 installment of the Conflicted series. I first noticed this color-challenged tree here, and posted about it here and here. This fall, the tree by school began to change color several weeks ago and I wrote about it here. I like trees that are a little bit sassy and occasionally opinionated for what else can they be as they face down the dispiriting gray of winter? And have I mentioned the soul-crushing cold?)
Linking up this week at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.