There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.

Every week, every Sunday, we will drive over there and I will take a picture from the same place. And I will post that picture on my blog. For a year, I will chronicle the change of seasons through these pictures. Maybe I’ll get bored partway through and stop, or maybe in a year I’ll have 52 pictures of the street from the same position. I guess we’ll find out!

Week 43: It may not look like it but we’re under a nasty heatwave. It’s going to keep up for awhile, too. This area is not cut out for extreme heat (being 85-above) and it’s a strain on the environment and us. I am so grateful we have air conditioning. It rained a little and we had some dry thunderstorms (not good), and we march on into the hot part of the year.

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2 thoughts on “A Year of Trees: Week 43

  • 06/29/2015 at 1:00 pm

    I so know what you mean about heat. Where I am from on the Oregon coast, 80 is hot – now I live in Northern California and we are supposed to get close to 110 for the next few days. I so hate heat. Stay cool.

  • 06/29/2015 at 9:53 am

    The trees look lovely. Is it my imagination or has the grass yellowed even more? I hope you are getting enough rain.


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