|STREETS OF GOLD|
|GREEN AND GOLD WHITE PINE|
|FIRST STREET LANDSCAPE JOB|
|CEDAR WAXWING GORGING ON MOUNTAIN ASH BERRIES|
Friday, 8:00 AM. 48 degrees, wind W and calm at ground level, northerly and brisk at cloud level. The sky is overcast ,with patches of blue, and the barometer predicts sunny skies.
White pines (and other pines) are shedding their three-year old needles, which turn golden yellow and drop. I usually get calls asking what is the matter with pine trees at this time of year; nothing, it is perfectly natural. In the process the pines, dressed green-and-gold, look like Green Bay Packer Backers. Yesterday’s high winds blew needles into windrows of gold in the city’s streets.
The landscape job on North 1st St., almost completed, was rained out yesterday afternoon but will be finished today.
The cedar waxwings are still flocking by the dozens to the mountain ash tree on the south side of the house, gorging themselves to bursting.