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Old 10-05-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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That's a cool pic, Bob.

Come on guys, lets be honest...fall foliage in Texas SUCKS!

Los Maples State park is pretty good, though.

Well, so do Texas beaches...but there you go.

However, Far East Texas does put on a little show. The pine trees break up the color though. Like I said. I'll take pictures this fall, but we were pretty dry this summer, so who know what the trees will do. I am planning on planting a lot of maple trees this fall, so that should help in years to come.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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Dude, you're thinking of leaving OREGON? that's the prettiest state..or one of the prettiest. My vote would go for Wyoming/Montana area.
Western OR- four months of nice weather and eight months of living in a shower.
East Texas- Eight months of nice weather and four months of living in a oven.
Take your pick- Rain dripping off your nose or sweat dripping off your nose.
Wyoming/Montana- four months of nice weather and eight months of living in a freezer.
Western OR- average price of rural acreage- 15K acre
East Texas- average price of rural acreage- 3K acre
Oregon- Scenery- Breath taking
Texas- Scenery- hhmmm
Oregon- Doctor assisted suicide, legalized pot, gay marriage, diversity training for kindergarten, draconian land use laws, Environmentalist gone wild, highest tax rates, lowest church attendance.
Texas- Gay marriage laughed at, capitol punishment that is real, freedom to utilize private property, fast food still served in Styrofoam (gasp!) reasonable user fees and tax rates, people that still honor God.
Thinking, thinking, thinking
Well, I can always come back and visit Oregon in the summer
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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Hehe bman, I agree with you, don't worry. I think the beauty of a Wisconsin Summer/Wyoming/Montana spring, even if only 4 months of the year, beats Texas, regardless. That's why, if you can afford it, I'd get a summer home in one of those states and come down to Texas during the winters.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Western OR- four months of nice weather and eight months of living in a shower.
East Texas- Eight months of nice weather and four months of living in a oven.
Take your pick- Rain dripping off your nose or sweat dripping off your nose.
Wyoming/Montana- four months of nice weather and eight months of living in a freezer.
Western OR- average price of rural acreage- 15K acre
East Texas- average price of rural acreage- 3K acre
Oregon- Scenery- Breath taking
Texas- Scenery- hhmmm
Oregon- Doctor assisted suicide, legalized pot, gay marriage, diversity training for kindergarten, draconian land use laws, Environmentalist gone wild, highest tax rates, lowest church attendance.
Texas- Gay marriage laughed at, capitol punishment that is real, freedom to utilize private property, fast food still served in Styrofoam (gasp!) reasonable user fees and tax rates, people that still honor God.
Thinking, thinking, thinking
Well, I can always come back and visit Oregon in the summer

Outstanding assessment.

I think I want my summer home in Maine though!
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:02 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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That's a cool pic, Bob.

Come on guys, lets be honest...fall foliage in Texas SUCKS!

That didn't stop me from enjoying the tall pines in East Texas. There's still something to appreciate even when leaves don't fall.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:22 PM
 
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That didn't stop me from enjoying the tall pines in East Texas. There's still something to appreciate even when leaves don't fall.
Yeah I agree case...East Texas has quite a beautiful fall in its own right..I cant even say that it "cant compare" to places like New England or NC/VA...it can compare...its just that East Texas' falls may not be as picturesque due to the lack of mountains, and all that that includes regarding views, panoramas, and such. But East Texas' falls are quite beautiful..
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: TX Hill Country-Helotes, Pipe Creek/Lake Hills & San Antonio, TX
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I'm a native Texan too and I agree. I've seen fall in North Carolina and West Virginia, it's gorgeous, fall color as far as you can see. In my opinion, ten leaves turning does not qualify as fall color.

I agree with you. I have also spent time in NC, and VA/DC, the changing colors of autumn leaves are so beautiful. In Texas you can expect to see very minimal, and especially having a drought year, a lot of trees have died or are too weak.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:49 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Yeah I agree case...East Texas has quite a beautiful fall in its own right..I cant even say that it "cant compare" to places like New England or NC/VA...it can compare...its just that East Texas' falls may not be as picturesque due to the lack of mountains, and all that that includes regarding views, panoramas, and such. But East Texas' falls are quite beautiful..
And you don't necessarily have to have mountains to enjoy natural beauty. Forests just have a certain air to them.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Depends where you are in Texas..I have a "Vista." No where near the Blue Ridge in Beauty...but you make do with what you have...

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Old 10-09-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Depends where you are in Texas..I have a "Vista." No where near the Blue Ridge in Beauty...but you make do with what you have...
Was that picture taken in fall by any chance? It looks a little like an early morning summer pic. To be honest I think that pic is perfectly comparable to what you'll find in some parts of VA...Now in other parts of VA where mountains exist, that picture would certainly fall short in the eyes of most people.
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