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The cedar elms have been good this season

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Cedar Elms Turning Colors 8330

As I wandered around Austin on November 24th I saw plenty of cedar elm trees, Ulmus crassifolia, turning yellow and yellow-orange. McKinney Falls State Park had its share, as you see here.

This is the ninth in a series of posts showing the colors of fall in central Texas. You’ve already seen that we’ve had a colorful autumn, and there’s plenty more to come. Go tell everyone that you’ve been watching HueTube.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman


Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

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  1. More nice color, Steve. We’re drab and depressed here.

    Steve Gingold

    December 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM

  2. Haha, yeah, huetube! Love the subtleties of color within the tree here.


    December 7, 2014 at 11:06 AM

  3. This is beautiful. Sometimes, life imitates art imitates life. Like this. It’s wonderful that you captured all the colors: yellow, green, orange, taupe. What’s best is that I almost can feel those drying leaves crinkling under my fingers.


    December 7, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    • Now there’s another coincidence. At the time you posted this comment, I was at a piano recital held in a church. At the end there was a reception in a room with art posted on the walls, presumably created by church members. One photograph was a closeup of the side of an animal’s head, with a prominent eye and reflections in it. Several people were discussing whether the animal was an elephant or a horse. One person rejected the possibility of an elephant because of an area of brownish color on the animal. She referred to the color as taupe, whereupon etymologist me asked her if she knew what the word actually means. She didn’t, and I explained that it’s the French word for yet another animal, a mole.

      And speaking of French (as opposed to speaking French), that’s two doses of Monet you’ve provided this morning, the other being from your latest post.

      Steve Schwartzman

      December 8, 2014 at 6:49 AM

  4. Huetube it is!


    December 8, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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