MORNING AFTER THE STORM
GREEN AND GOLD
Monday, 7:30 AM. 49 degrees, wind NE, calm. The barometer predicts more rain and there is fog over the Islands, but the weather seems to be improving. It is quiet after the storm, which left 1.3” of badly needed rain in the gage.
The tamarack in the back yard is now golden-yellow, and contrasts nicely with the dark green cedars.
The silver maple (Acer saccharinum), is a weak-wooded tree with few good ornamental attributes, but like that ne’r-do-well shirttail relation who comes to Thanksgiving dinner and is entertaining for a short while, the silver maple retains its charming yellow leaves long after its relatives have lost theirs.
The “bad” weather has been a blessing, as it is allowing me to catch up on office work and reading, and to rest my weary old bones. We have a Tree Board meeting this afternoon.