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Old 06-26-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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But then they come back to life after a few months and it looks even better. I'd rather have that than no change in the trees
Good for you. Those couple of months of depression would not make up for the feeling a joy when the leaves came back IMO. I'll keep my year round green.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Nothing but green trees all year gets very boring. Besides, those frawns(?) do die and turn brown. When they fall off into the street, they look like road kill. That is pretty?
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Nothing but green trees all year gets very boring. Besides, those frawns(?) do die and turn brown. When they fall off into the street, they look like road kill. That is pretty?
I agree I live in Va beach now, and that is what happens to the trees in some parts of Va Beach, and is not pretty at all.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Personally, I love having seasons. If the leaves stayed green all the time, we'd never have beauty like this:

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v343/38/86/3419822/n3419822_39506575_6166.jpg (broken link)


That said, one of the things I noticed when I spent my first autumn away from New England was how dull the autumn "colors" are in many other parts of the country. I guess I always just took it for granted.

Another thing that shocked me during my first two trips out west (to Kansas City and then southern California) was the relative lack of trees and greenery compared to back home. I was used to living in the woods, not with little pockets of forest here and there.

I was also shocked by how all the roads formed square grids and were remarkably straight. And how new all the homes and buildings were. The "cookie-cutter" suburbs were a huge shock for me.

On my trip to KC, I was shocked by how pervasive religion seemed to be in daily life. I attended a high school baccaleaureat and was really taken aback by how religious it was.

Los Angeles was an even bigger shock. I was amazed at the sheer vastness and density of the city, with houses and buildings everywhere and very little green space. The housing styles were a shock. The giant multi-lane streets were a shock. The houses with bars on the windows. The smog, the dirtiness...
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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But then they come back to life after a few months and it looks even better. I'd rather have that than no change in the trees
the snow clings to the branches and they are weighed down with the snow. I like it when they are covered with ice and they glisten in the night's street lights.


There is beauty to them in ALL SEASONS.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Good for you. Those couple of months of depression would not make up for the feeling a joy when the leaves came back IMO. I'll keep my year round green.

lol you just assume most people here are depressed by no leaves on the trees? If someone is depressed because of bare trees, they have a problem.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Good for you. Those couple of months of depression would not make up for the feeling a joy when the leaves came back IMO. I'll keep my year round green.

Don't forget that half the winter our "ugly" bare trees look like this

http://img200.imageshack.us/i/215898...ceed10a7.jpg/][IMG]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9738/2158989505c5ceed10a7.jpg

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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San Antonio, Texas -- was dehydrated the entire three days I was there -- had to carry a water bottle w/ me at all times, but that didn't really help.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Driving around the Southwest and SoCal was a pretty shocker for me, especially being from coastal NC. The landscape is just so much different out there. You can practically see all of Las Vegas at night if you're at a slightly higher elevation since there isn't a lot of tree cover like we have back east.

Unlike in NC, once you leave city out there it is pretty much empty. I-15 between the Vegas area and SoCal is pretty much empty except for one or two towns, versus like I-95, which has little towns and gas station every couple of miles.

The terrain of SoCal caught me off guard too. I knew it was hilly, but I didn't know it was going to be that "hilly", especially in San Diego. It was just weird seeing all those homes on top of hills and looking up from the freeway wondering, how do you get up there and what happens if they slide off. Driving through the Cajon Pass with the compact rental car we had rented along with the high winds, was an unforgettable experience.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:22 AM
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About 10 yrs ago, i traveled at my job quite a bit. Certain parts of Mississippi appeared as if it was going back in time. It was kinda sad.
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