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Old 09-20-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I never knew I did until today.
It made me realise how and why I prefer sunny days in the 60's F before late-Spring.
I know I've been boasting about my northern "heat island" climate, but perhaps it has bit me in the butt.

-we still have 100% of our leaves
-10% colour change
-A maximum sun angle of about 47 degrees (near the Autumn equinox at the 43rd latitude)
-A lot of very-long shadows chilling me because of tall, fully-foliated trees.

Usually when we are this warm in Spring, it's late-April to mid-May.
That's about halfway between the Spring and Summer equinox,
so we probably have a maximum sun angle of 55+ degrees by late April.

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Old 09-20-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Bare trees mentally bother me, this April we had a heat wave into the mid/upper-90's while the trees were still bare and although I really loved the heat the dead trees still got to me fro some reason, it was a weird time. Less than a week later the trees exploded with green and flowers, I think that early heat had a lot to do with it because although the trees "get green" in April it happened so rapidly (from bare to green in like 3 days).
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:48 PM
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Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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NO!!! It's disgusting, it gives the look of an area devasted by a nuclear holocaust, and is just depressing, especially mixed with the constant overcast bloody skies we get in winter

But then again, Melbourne's constant cloud in winter is a nuclear holocaust
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I actually enjoy the cloudy, cold and overcast days of November with bare trees. Something about it really appeals to me. I know, weird.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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I actually enjoy the cloudy, cold and overcast days of November with bare trees. Something about it really appeals to me. I know, weird.

I associate bare trees with death.

The seasons remind me of the human life cycle.

As with the seasons, I don't mind being in autumn but that means winter is ahead.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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I actually enjoy the cloudy, cold and overcast days of November with bare trees. Something about it really appeals to me. I know, weird.

I guess I am weird, too!

I love trees in all stages of their lives, including completely bare.

There is something very powerful about knowing in a few months those trees will burst open with new green growth!

My property is surrounded by trees and there is something very comforting about being inside a warm house in the middle of winter looking out at the bare winter trees.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I've always been weird and different, I try not to be season or weather driven! There are serious issues to worry or stress over, weather isn't one of them! People crack me up, especially when they live where their temps vary 40 degrees (highs/lows), never see 30F and they whine about winter.

I don't mind the bare trees, or the fact winter is coming. I like driving around after all the leaves fall, I can see things I normally wouldn't see!
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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I guess I am weird, too!

I love trees in all stages of their lives, including completely bare.

There is something very powerful about knowing in a few months those trees will burst open with new green growth!

My property is surrounded by trees and there is something very comforting about being inside a warm house in the middle of winter looking out at the bare winter trees.
--"in a few months those trees will burst open with new green growth"--

I wish it was only --a few months-- that trees are bare here.

They are bare for the majority of the year ( normally from mid October til at least mid May)

5 months leaves,7 months bare
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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--"in a few months those trees will burst open with new green growth"--

I wish it was only --a few months-- that trees are bare here.

They are bare for the majority of the year ( normally from mid October til at least mid May)

5 months leaves,7 months bare
Here in CT our trees are bare about 5 months! More than just a few months, I guess. I never counted the months before!

Have you thought about moving south...sounds like you don't like winter?
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Bare trees mean I am done raking leaves for the year! yee haw!
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